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Cultural anthropologist and wine studies professor John Hudelson tells the deep and rich history of wine in Eastern Europe and relates the modern vinus treasures that can be had, if one knows where to look. Contents include a detailed map of the 20 countries surveyed and it’s wine regions; a description of each nation’s wine history, industry regulations, trends and developments; grape varieties and their importance to the respective wine industries; vignettes on wine makers, practices, and oddities; “Going to…” insets, with suggestions on wine trails, wine regions not to miss, accommodations, and what to look for or avoid. Hudelson presents the first-ever holistic picture of Eastern Europe, how wine has shaped its history, and where this new and exciting age of wine making is headed.
John Hudelson, PhD is an Associate Professor of Global Wine Studies at Central Washington University. John is the author of Wine Faults: Causes, Effects and Cures. He has published in academic journals on Eastern European wine tourism. John has been a vineyardist for 28 years and is co-owner of North River Methode Champenoise Wines.