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Champagne Riots


#1

Dan Snow podcast History Hits has an episode this week on the Champagne Riots of the early 19th century

I found it interesting and thought some of the community would like it as well. It’s only c20 minutes (less if you speed through Dan trying to sell a subscription to his TV channel)


#2

Thanks for that. Wrote an essay a while back on this very subject. Despite its rather bucolic image, vine growing like all agriculture can be a precarious business. Some of Karl Marx’s first journalistic writings were about similar hardships in the Mosel in the 1840’s