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Author Sommers, Brian J.

Title The geography of wine : how landscapes, cultures, terroir, and the weather make a good drop / Brian J. Sommers.

Imprint New York : Plume, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    641.22 SOM    Available
Description viii, 289 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [278]-279) and index.
Contents Geography and the study of wine -- Wine landscapes and wine regions -- Climatology of viticulture -- Microclimate and wine -- Grapes, soil, and terroir -- Biogeography and the grape -- Viticulture, agriculture, and natural hazards -- Wine and geographic information systems -- Winemaking and geography -- Wine diffusion, colonialism, and political geography -- Urbanization and the wine geography -- Economic geography and wine -- Communism, geography and wine -- Geography and wine's competitors: beer, cider, and distilled spirits -- -- Wine, culture, and the geography of temperance -- Regional identity, wine, and multinationals -- Champagne -- Localism and wine tourism -- Where wine takes me.
Subject Wine and wine making.
ISBN 9780452288904 (pbk.) : $16.00
0452288908 (pbk.)

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