Publisher: London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1875.
Edition: Second Edition, greatly enlarged from the first edition of 1864.
Bibliographical References: Gabler (I) G18160; (II) G18360. Simon, Bib. Vinaria, p. 13.
Book ID: 23182
Description8vo, contemporary 3/4 gilt-ruled black morocco over pebbled dark brown cloth, backstrip gilt-lettered, five gilt-ruled raised bands, gilt edges xvi, 518 pp. Two folding colored maps of the principal wine districts of Europe and the environs of Athens.
Comments¶ The author was highly knowledgeable about wine and its production and was especially zealous about two subjects: the horrors of the adulteration of wine (even in sherry and port) and the surpassing excellence of Greek wines. (Denman was an agent of the Greek Archipelago Wine Company.) Gabler calls this book -- in this edition -- "An interesting account that contains a good deal of historical information . . . a valuable reference." André Simon writes of this edition: "A very interesting work and especially valuable for the considerable store of historical and geographical information it contains about the wines of the world."