Rural History 2015

Panel 19

Organizers: Pinilla, Vicente (1)

Affiliation: 1: Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Title:Wine: consumption, production and trade in the modern world (19th and 20th centuries)

Wine as we know and drink it today is a product that was actually created in the last two centuries, despite a tradition that stretches back to antiquity. Technology has transformed the finished product, and wine marketing, trade and distribution have also undergone profound changes. Meanwhile, an interesting literature on the subject has emerged in the last two decades, referring to both regional and national cases, and to the world wine trade.
The objective of the panel in this context is to research the processes that have formed the international wine market. In particular, this will mean considering both supply-side changes affecting the sphere of production, and demand-side shifts in the patterns of consumption. Accordingly, we are particularly interested in studies addressing the historical development of the modern wine trade from a regional, national or comparative standpoint over the last two centuries.
By way of example, areas of interest would include the following:



Chair: Vicente Pinilla, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Paper 1: Winegrowers, wine merchants and the regulation of wine markets in France in the early twentieth century

Jordi Planas, University of Barcelona, Spain; and Stéphane Le Bras, University of Clermont-Ferrand, France

Paper 2: Making “good wine” in Italy in the 19th century

Manuel Vaquero Piñeiro, University of Perugia, Italy

Paper 3: Notes on the Production and Trade of Wine in Eastern Lombardy (19th-20th centuries) [+]

Paolo Tedeschi , University of Milan-Bicocca – Italy

Paper 4: The wine industry in Spain: responses to domestic and global market forces, 1850-2010 [+]

Eva Fernández, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain; and Vicente Pinilla, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Paper 5: Without merchants there is no viticulture. Notes on Catalan winemaking in the second half of the 19th century

Llorenç Ferrer-Alos, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain


Suggested deadline for sending completed papers 31 july 2015

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