Wine Antiques and Collectibles by Donald Bull (Author), Joseph C. Paradi (Author)
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 1 edition (June 28, 2013)
Price: $85.00 with Free Shipping
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 of Wine Antiques and Collectibles, 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 Gentlemen’s Cellars.”