American Winescapes: The Cultural Landscapes of America's Wine Country / Edition 1

American Winescapes: The Cultural Landscapes of America's Wine Country / Edition 1

by Gary L Peters
     
 

ISBN-10: 081332856X

ISBN-13: 9780813328560

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Westview Press


Winescapes are unique agricultural landscapes that are shaped by the presence of vineyards, wine-making activities, and the wineries where wines are produced and stored. Where viticulture is successful it transforms the local landscape into a combination of agriculture, industry, and tourism. This book demystifies viticulture in a way that helps the reader…  See more details below

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Winescapes are unique agricultural landscapes that are shaped by the presence of vineyards, wine-making activities, and the wineries where wines are produced and stored. Where viticulture is successful it transforms the local landscape into a combination of agriculture, industry, and tourism. This book demystifies viticulture in a way that helps the reader understand the environmental and economic conditions necessary in the art and practice of wine making.Distinctive characteristics of the book include a detailed discussion of more than thirty grape cultivars, an overview of wine regions around the country, and a survey of wine publications and festivals. Gary Peters discusses the major environmental conditions affecting viticulture, especially weather and climate, and outlines the special problems the industry faces from lack of capital, competition, and changing public tastes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813328560
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Geographies of Imagination Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Geographer's Appreciation of America's Wine Country
1Grapevines
2Major Cultivars in American Vineyards Today
3American Environments for Wine Grapes
4American Wine Making Comes of Age
5Wine Regions and Wine Labels
6American Viticultural Landscapes
7Seasons, Ceremonies, and Wine-Judging Events
8The Viticultural Area as a Working Landscape
9Communicating About Grapes and Wines
10America's Viticultural Future
References
About the Book and Author
Index

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