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Vintage: A History of Wine; Empire of the Vine, The

12/09/1988


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Series
Vintage: A History of Wine
Program
Empire of the Vine, The
Program Number

103

Series Description

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

Program Description

Series Description: 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

Duration

00:30:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Travel
Creators
WGBH in association with Channel Four (Series Producer)
Gill, Michael (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Vintage: A History of Wine; Empire of the Vine, The,” 12/09/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_24D674E377C24D82B5381096E932D029.
MLA: “Vintage: A History of Wine; Empire of the Vine, The.” 12/09/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_24D674E377C24D82B5381096E932D029>.
APA: Vintage: A History of Wine; Empire of the Vine, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_24D674E377C24D82B5381096E932D029
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