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Wine and the French Revolution

Alcohol has been an integral part of the social, economic, cultural and political fabric of nations throughout history. Often all these have converged and led to landmark events in history of nations where alcohol played an important catalyst. French Revolution is one such striking example.The French Revolution, which was a period of intense social and […]

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Run up to the Bastille Day

Wine had become a daily item of consumption in pre-revolution France In this post I return to the original theme for the fortnight and that is the “Bastille Day” – which as I wrote earlier, falls on 14th July and commemorates the storming of Bastille fort by revolutionaries in France in 1789. Now its not […]

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Run up to the Bastille Day

Bastille Day, which falls on 14th July, commemorates the storming of Bastille fort by revolutionaries in France in 1789. Over next few posts I will be bringing out how WINE was a major catalyst in events leading up to the French revolution and beyond, so do watch this space. As of now lets admire this […]