Another History of Wine
An Interview of Pierre Guigui and Sophie Brissaud

La disparue de Samhain

Christelle Rousseau

FORMAT: 140 x 210
PAGES: 120
BINDING: Softcover
WORDS: 32 000 approx.
PRICE: 12 €
PUBLISHER: Editions Apogée

The Work

Since its appearance, we have drunk all kinds and colours of wine, but has it fundamentally changed over the course of its history?

In this interview with Sophie Brissaud, Pierre Guigui evoke’s wine’s long history, beginning with its Caucasian and Middle Eastern origins, and considering both archaeological and mythological data. He reveals that this highly prized drink has always had the same story, based around three categories: basic wines, intermediate wines and elite wines.

The evolution of wine has also been marked by the development of tools, transport containers and preservation techniques, factors that have continually changed its taste and people’s perceptions of it. These developments have also influenced trade, consumption patterns and wine’s accessibility to various social strata.

The Author(s)

Sophie Brissaud is a writer and journalist who specializes in cooking and wine. In 2009, she received the Edmond-de-Rothschild Award for Grands Crus classés, Grands Chefs Étoilés (La Martinière) and she is the author of the first season of the food documentary series Le Bonheur est dans l’assiette (Arte/Petit Dragon 2012).

Pierre Guigui is the founder of the Amphore competition for organic wines and has been its organizer since 1996. He is also a co-founder of the Breton wine revival. As a journalist and consultant, he has been the editor of fifteen books.

Key Sales Points

– A lively conversation, bringing to light the history of a drink that is both sacred and profane, with basic criteria that have stayed the same for thousands of years.
– An extensive study on a prestigious drink, by renowned experts.
– A book that will delight lovers of wine and History