Oceans of wine : Madeira and the emergence of American trade and taste / David Hancock.

Title: 
Oceans of wine : Madeira and the emergence of American trade and taste / David Hancock.
Author/Artist: 
Hancock, David, 1957-
Publisher: 
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2009.
Description: 
xxix, 632 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Bib ID: 
113240
Notes: 
Glass manufacturing (p. xxi, 30-31, 246, 364-366, 369, 371-372, 376-377, 380-381, 396, 406). Includes information on various glasses, decanters, and wine bottles.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: 
Introduction: "An unbounded ocean of business: laid open to us" --
The triumph of Bacchus --
The culture of the vine --
The enlivening grape --
"A revolution in this trade" --
A "commerce of minds" : Madeira distributors and their customers --
Merchants into capitalists --
Strong networks of weak ties : importing and wholesaling wine in early America --
The wet goods business --
"Articles of nourishment both mundane and useful" : wine consumption in an emerging Atlantic economy --
"Power to give sudden refreshment" and respect : health, refinement, and the consumption of wine --
Ars bibendi : "the fashionable ornaments of life" --
Coda: "The pleasures of the bottle" --
Conclusion: "If Bacchus, not Neptun, were god of the sea."
ISBN: 
9780300136050 (cloth : alk. paper)
0300136056 (cloth : alk. paper)
Series: 
Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
The Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
Object/Material Note: 
Includes CMoG objects: 86.4.196, plates between 306 and 307 -- 87.4.55, plates between 306 and 307.