by Donald A. Bull & Joseph C. Paradi
Wine Antiques & Collectibles features:
Over 2100 vibrant photos and lively text present an exciting array of wine memorabilia. Following a look at wine and health, with a toast to readers and a look at Bacchanalia, the book takes a four part journey from the vineyard to the wine cellar. Part one looks at various tools used in growing grapes, harvesting, and the production of wine. Tools used by coopers in barrel making, wine sampling and tasting devices, and bottling tools are covered. The next step is "Drinking Wine," in which many implements for removing corks, retrieving corks, and preserving wine are revealed. Serving devices include an extraordinary batch of cradles and caddies. In part three, promotional items revealed include statues, games, fans, tokens, signs, and office accessories. The last part is a look at a fabulous collection of wine antiques from a museum in Spain. The final step is into an 1810 wine cellar with a list of "The Necessaries always wanted in Wine and Spirit Vaults, and Gentlemens Cellars."
Here are photo counts you will find in this very large book:
To Your Health 9 Bacchanalia 34 Part 1 Producing Wine The Vineyard 28 The Harvest 41 Pruning & Harvest Tools 51 Wine Production 55 Cooperage 83 Cellar Tools 44 Bin Labels 25 Boring Tools 30 Wine Sampling 33 Cork Presses 43 Corkers 131 Wine Tasters 55 Barrel Taps 91 Part 2 Drinking Wine Corkscrew Elegance 66 Advertising Knives & Corkscrews 62 Bottle Stoppers 62 Cork Retrievers 33 Vessels 17 Drinking & Dining 48 Cradles & Caddies 79 Decanting Wine 33 Decanter Labels 24 Funnels 60 Coasters 36 Carafes & Pitchers 20 Part 3 Promoting Wine Bottle Safes 26 Bottles & Jugs 66 California Wine Industry 69 Exonumia 33 Fans 40 Games 23 Labels 83 Music 36 Office Accessories 36 Paintings, Prints & Posters 47 Postcards 40 Scissors 27 Signs 39 Statuary 35 The Cellar 36 Tobacco 29 Trade Cards 34 Wine Lists 31 Just a Few More 57 Part 4 Miscellany Museums 57 Cellar Necessaries 2 Recommended Reading 6 Index 2
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