The Geography of Wine: How Landscapes, Cultures, Terroir, and the Weather Make a Good Drop

The Geography of Wine: How Landscapes, Cultures, Terroir, and the Weather Make a Good Drop

by Brian J. Sommers
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The Geography of Wine: How Landscapes, Cultures, Terroir, and the Weather Make a Good Drop by Brian J. Sommers

Wine is more than taste, smell, and appearance—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 connoisseurs—and potential connoisseurs—on a tour of wine regions, and explains the principles geographers use to understand the critical factors that make up the “wine character” 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101213544
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/26/2008
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,185,829
File size: 799 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. Brian J. Sommers is the Assistant to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and Director of the International Studies program at Central Connecticut State University. He has a Ph.D in Geography from the University of Arizona. His research and teaching interests are in cultural geography and heritage landscapes. Dr. Sommers’ interests in wine are as a result of work done while pursuing his master’s degree at Miami University (Ohio). He is the author of The Geography of Wine.

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