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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Xenophon, writer in Ancient greece in the late 5th century bc famous for his Anabasis. In the Economics, a dialogue between a farmer, Ischomachos, and the famous philosopher Socrates, the planting and care of vines is discussed: vines should be planted in well-dug earth, at an angle, and the earth should be trodden down around the vine.