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Vintage: A History of Wine


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Vintage: A History of Wine
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Vintage visits some of the world's most magnificent locales to tell the story of wine from ancient times to the present. Some of the highlights of this tour include: Wine's birth thousands of years ago in the Caucasus mountains, where bare footed Soviet Georgians still tread grapes in the manner of their ancestors; how Magellan circumnavigated the globe on a ship stocked with more sherry than armaments; the German super vintage of 1540 & how one surviving bottle tasted in 1964; the 5 acre plot in France that yields the world's most expensive burgundy; how a wine industry in Japan is flourishing Series release date: 1/1989



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WGBH in association with Channel Four (Series Producer)
Gill, Michael (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Vintage: A History of Wine,” 02/05/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1AF9C810746D42599F3808C74B38DC9D.
MLA: “Vintage: A History of Wine.” 02/05/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1AF9C810746D42599F3808C74B38DC9D>.
APA: Vintage: A History of Wine. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1AF9C810746D42599F3808C74B38DC9D
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