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    Discover why ancient wine needs to be thought of as modern wine’s precursor, not its progenitor. 

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    Learn how wine in the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, like so much else in European culture, became recognizably modern.

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    During wine’s brief nineteenth century golden age, certain wines became sought-after as both sources and emblems of a refined sense of taste.

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    Wine and the business of wine had to be reinvented in the second half of the twentieth century.

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    Today’s new globalized golden age, when certain styles of wine have become popular across the world, is also an era of increased specialization.

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About Inventing Wine

Drinking wine can be traced back 8,000 years, but the wines that people drink today are radically different from those made in earlier eras.  While...

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Paul’s Bio

Paul Lukacs is a wine writer, educator, and advisor.  He lives in Baltimore, where he also is a professor of English at Loyola University Maryland, specializing...