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Wine Production and Culture in Tsarist Russia
Stephen Bittner, Sonoma State University

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Whites and Reds: Wine in the Lands of Tsar and Commissar (Book)
Title: Whites and Reds: Wine in the Lands of Tsar and Commissar
Author: Stephen V. Bittner
Abstract: “Whites and Reds: Wine in the Lands of Tsar and Commissar” examines the place of viniculture and winemaking in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, from 1780 to 1991. A byproduct of Russian imperialism in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries—when Bessarabia (Moldova), Crimea, and Georgia, which had deeply entrenched wine cultures, were incorporated into the empire—the production and consumption of wine became an important way that Russians experienced empire, and proof of their place within the concert of Europe. The history of wine thus reveals the unusual orientalism of the Russian and Soviet imperial projects, in that it simultaneously shows Russian and Soviet anxieties vis-à-vis Europe and their non-Russian imperial subjects.
Year: 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph


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