Andrew Barr's first book, Wine Snobbery, sent shock waves through the wine trade when it was published in 1988. Now Barr turns his attention to our drinking habits in general, and to the cultural, social and political influences that determine what we chose to drink, and with whom. Drink is at the base of social history, which touches on subjects as diverse as the medical prescription of alchohol from biblical times on, the origins of the custom of toasting, and the reasons why the British became a nation of tea-drinkers. But it is also a polemic, which uses history to offer views on issues of current political or medical controversy, such as liberalization of the licensing laws, the opening of borders within the European Community and the possible healthy or unhealthy effects of moderate alchohol consumption.About the Author:
Since graduating in Modern History from Magdalen College, Oxford in 1983, Andrew Barr has written on drink topics for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times, The Times, Vogue, Tatler and Time Out. He won the Glenfiddich Award for Trade Writer of the Year for his articles in Wine & Spirit in 1991. His first book Wine Snobbery, an expose of the wine business was published in 1988 and his second Pinot Noir, in 1992.
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Descripción Pimlico, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0712665005