Definitions for "Old World"
Keywords:  asia, portugal, europe, spain, africa
The combined territories of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The Eastern Hemisphere, as distinguished from The Americas, Australia, and the Pacific Islands.
The Old World refers to Europe. Europeans referred to their region as the Old World in contrast to the New World which had been recently discovered by European explorers. (see New World)
A collective term used for European winemaking countries."Think of the wonders uncorked by wine! It opens secrets, gives heart to our hopes, pushes the cowardly into battle, lifts the load from anxious minds, and evokes talents. Thanks to the bottle's prompting no one is lost for words, no one who's cramped by poverty fails to find release." Quintus Horatius Flaccus(65 B.C. - 8 B.C.), known in the English world as Horace, Latin lyric poet and philosopher."Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk; it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine." Isak Dinesen (1885-1962), pen name for the Danish author Karen Blixen. Recommended book: Hardcover: 608 pages Publisher: Univ. of California Press (2001) Language: English Average Customer Review: 4 stars.