Wine (Object Lessons)

Bernhard, Meg


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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

While wine drunk millennia ago was the humble beverage of the people, today the drink is inextricable with power, sophistication, and often wealth. Bottles sell for half a million dollars. Point systems tell us which wines are considered the best. Wine professionals give us the language to describe what we taste.

Agricultural product and cultural commodity, drink of ritual and drink of addiction, purveyor of pleasure, pain, and memory – wine has never been contained in a single glass. Drawing from science, religion, literature, and memoir, Wine meditates on the power structures bound up with making and drinking this ancient, intoxicating beverage.

Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic USA
Publication date: 01/06/2023
Series: Object Lessons

ISBN: 9781501383618 Category: