The Geography of Wine

The Geography of Wine

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Wine is more than taste, smell, and appearancea€”it is a reflection of a place and its people. Why is Bordeaux a great place for red wines? Why do some places produce Rieslings and others produce Chardonnay? A fun and fascinating examination of terroir (the French word for the geography of a vineyard) this book takes connoisseursa€”and potential connoisseursa€”on a tour of wine regions, and explains the principles geographers use to understand the critical factors that make up the a€œwine charactera€ of a place. From the Loire Valley to Napa Valley, Madeira to South Africa, Australia to Chile, The Geography of Wine is an entertaining and informative introduction to viticulture for worldly wine lovers everywhere.These systems define the boundaries and the identifications of wine-producing regions. ... We might appreciate his use of color, or the way his works bring rural life alive. ... They are to be a€œreada€ as one would read a book. ... In looking at a valley of vineyards, we are looking at something that has evolved from the interplay between people and nature, where both environment and people have played aanbsp;...

Title:The Geography of Wine
Author:Brian J. Sommers
Publisher:Penguin - 2008-02-26


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