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DUHART, Frédéric. Vinos escogidos: Contribución a la antropología del consumo de vino en la Francia del siglo XVIII. Universum [online]. 2006, vol.21, n.2, pp. 12-22. ISSN 0718-2376.

Selected wines were important in the foodways of Eighteenth-Century French elite. They were appreciated for their qualities and their consumption was an evidence of good taste. These fashionable wines could come from France or from another part of the world. We will present here the diversity of these selected wines and we will study the use of their consumption in the construction of the Eighteenth-Century French elite way of life. An art of drinking was built around the consumption of these selected wines. It had moral and social dimensions. Beyond taste history, the thinking about selected wines in Eighteenth-Century France gives elements to answer a fundamental question: How does a society construct culturally a good wine?

Palabras clave : Selected wine; Quality; Consumption; Sweet wine; Champagne; France; History; Anthropology.

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