Wine Drinking Culture in France: A National Myth or a Modern Passion? by Marion Demossier
8vo. pp. ix, 236. map illustration. index. bibliography. paperback (in new/fine condition - margins of 3 leafs creased from in-store handling). Cardiff: University of Wales Press, .
ISBN-10: 0708323219 / ISBN-13: 9780708323212
Wine drinking culture has traditionally been a source of pride for the French. In fact, to many it is an essential part of what it means to be French. In Wine Drinking Culture in France, Marion Demossier examines wine consumption in France since the 1970s, arguing that it cannot be separated from the wider cultural context in which it takes place but also revealing how recent social, economic, and political forces have transformed wine’s role in constructing France’s national identity.