Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
Wine expert Hugh Johnson hosts this five-part series that features Japanese, American, European, and Middle Eastern wineries. Several episodes also address the environmental threats to grape crops, special champagnes, and the newest wine-making technologies. This volume focuses on Middle Eastern vineyards and explores the history of Egyptian wines. Additional segments look at Islamic rules against drinking, the Catholic Church's relationship with wine, Greece's wineries, and the German people's mixed loyalties to beer and wine.
appreciation, history, wine