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Title
Champagne country
Creator
Tomes, Robert, 1817-1882
Date Created and/or Issued
1867
Publication Information
Routledge
Contributing Institution
Sonoma County Library
Collection
Biblioteca Vinaria Sonoma (SPC.00076)
Rights Information
Public Domain. Property rights reside with the Sonoma County Library. The Sonoma County Library has made this Item available and believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Preferred credit line is: Courtesy, the Sonoma County Library. Please see additional rights information at http://rightsstatements.org/page/NoC-CR/1.0/?language=en ;see additional reproduction and reuse information at https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/sonoma-county-history-and-genealogy-library/order-photo
Description
An account of the Champagne country by an American who lived in Reims for eighteen months during the mid-19th century. Although the vineyards, champagne houses and personalities are discussed, the author makes some incisive observations about the crudeness, insensisbility and impoliteness exhibited by Reims' upperclass citizenry. He also provides an account of how champagne was made and the incredible breakage of bottles (one champagne house in 1746 had only 120 bottles survive out of 6,000). An interesting personal account. Cf. Gabler, p. 279.
Type
text
Format
Text
Identifier
08443287-2b4a-41a1-903d-4f2201112f3a
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Language
English
Subject
Wine and wine making
Champagne (Wine)
Travel
Source
Gabler, p. 279; Noling, p. 408; Unzelman, p. 152; Simon, Vinaria, p. 104.

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