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Whites and Reds: A History of Wine in the Lands of Tsar and Commissar

Stephen V. Bittner

Abstract

Whites and Reds: A History of Wine in the Lands of Tsar and Commissar tells the story of Russia’s encounter with viniculture and winemaking. Rooted in the early-seventeenth century, embraced by Peter the Great, and then magnified many times over by the annexation of the indigenous wine economies and cultures of Georgia, Crimea, and Moldova in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, viniculture and winemaking became an important indicator of Russia’s place at the European table. While the Russian Revolution in 1917 left many of the empire’s vineyards and wineries in ruins, it did no ... More

Keywords: Wine, winemaking, viniculture, history, Russia, Soviet Union, Crimea, Georgia, Moldova, phylloxera

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198784821
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198784821.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen V. Bittner, author
Professor of History, Sonoma State University, USA

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