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The Geography of Wine

The Geography of Wine Author Percy H. Dougherty
ISBN-10 9789400704640
Release 2012-01-02
Pages 256
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Wine has been described as a window into places, cultures and times. Geographers have studied wine since the time of the early Greeks and Romans, when viticulturalists realized that the same grape grown in different geographic regions produced wine with differing olfactory and taste characteristics. This book, based on research presented to the Wine Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, shows just how far the relationship has come since the time of Bacchus and Dionysus. Geographers have technical input into the wine industry, with exciting new research tackling subjects such as the impact of climate change on grape production, to the use of remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems for improving the quality of crops. This book explores the interdisciplinary connections and science behind world viticulture. Chapters cover a wide range of topics from the way in which landforms and soil affect wine production, to the climatic aberration of the Niagara wine industry, to the social and structural challenges in reshaping the South African wine industry after the fall of apartheid. The fundamentals are detailed too, with a comparative analysis of Bordeaux and Burgundy, and chapters on the geography of wine and the meaning of the term ‘terroir’.

Planet of the Grapes A Geography of Wine

Planet of the Grapes  A Geography of Wine Author Robert Sechrist
ISBN-10 9781440854392
Release 2017-04-30
Pages 282
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A fascinating and comprehensive introduction to the geography, culture, and history of wine that identifies the significance of this simple beverage throughout human history and today. • Uses a geographic perspective to examine the wide diversity of significant characteristics of grape varieties, growing conditions, and winemaking techniques • Describes the diffusion of wine culture from the Caucasus foothills to the rest of the world • Traces the transformation of wine (and alcohol in general) from being an essential "food item" widely consumed by the masses to being considered a scourge on society to being revered as a cultured commodity • Includes unique tables that simplify comparisons of wines between regions • Covers the breadth of wine geography to not only educate readers about world geography but also to provide information that can serve as an important topic in social and business settings

The Geography of Beer

The Geography of Beer Author Mark W. Patterson
ISBN-10 9789400777873
Release 2014-03-15
Pages 212
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This edited collection examines the various influences, relationships, and developments beer has had from distinctly spatial perspectives. The chapters explore the functions of beer and brewing from unique and sometimes overlapping historical, economic, cultural, environmental and physical viewpoints. Topics from authors – both geographers and non-geographers alike – have examined the influence of beer throughout history, the migration of beer on local to global scales, the dichotomous nature of global production and craft brewing, the neolocalism of craft beers, and the influence local geography has had on beer’s most essential ingredients: water, starch (malt), hops, and yeast. At the core of each chapter remains the integration of spatial perspectives to effectively map the identity, changes, challenges, patterns and locales of the geographies of beer.

Understanding Vineyard Soils

Understanding Vineyard Soils Author Robert E. White
ISBN-10 9780190266530
Release 2015-02-04
Pages 280
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The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture. However, the industry is dynamic--new developments are occurring, especially with respect to measuring soil variability, managing soil water, possible effects of climate change, rootstock breeding and selection, monitoring sustainability, and improving grape quality and the "typicity" of wines. All this is embodied in an increased focus on the terroir or "sense of place" of vineyard sites, with greater emphasis being placed on wine quality relative to quantity in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness of "soil health", which is often associated with a soil's biology, but which to be properly assessed must be focused on a soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. This edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates on these and other developments in soil management in vineyards. With a minimum of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains the interaction between soils on a variety of parent materials around the world and grapevine growth and wine typicity. The essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, are discussed. Methods are proposed for alleviating adverse conditions such as soil acidity, sodicity, compaction, poor drainage, and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are debated, as are the possible effects of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires winegrowers to take care of the soil and minimize their impact on the environment. This book is a practical guide for winegrowers and the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character.

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems Author
ISBN-10 9780080931395
Release 2014-07-29
Pages 464
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Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, Second Edition addresses important issues by examining topics of global agriculture and food systems that are key to understanding the challenges we face. Questions it addresses include: Will we be able to produce enough food to meet the increasing dietary needs and wants of the additional two billion people expected to inhabit our planet by 2050? Will we be able to meet the need for so much more food while simultaneously reducing adverse environmental effects of today’s agriculture practices? Will we be able to produce the additional food using less land and water than we use now? These are among the most important challenges that face our planet in the coming decades. The broad themes of food systems and people, agriculture and the environment, the science of agriculture, agricultural products, and agricultural production systems are covered in more than 200 separate chapters of this work. The book provides information that serves as the foundation for discussion of the food and environment challenges of the world. An international group of highly respected authors addresses these issues from a global perspective and provides the background, references, and linkages for further exploration of each of topics of this comprehensive work. Addresses important challenges of sustainability and efficiency from a global perspective. Takes a detailed look at the important issues affecting the agricultural and food industries today. Full colour throughout.

Italian Terroir and Winemaking

Italian Terroir and Winemaking Author GIAN PIETRO CARROZZA
ISBN-10 9788822803993
Release 2017-07-30
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This book is about the factors involved in the production of wine linked to its place of origin. After a brief description of the Italian wine market and productive system, the concept of terroir is analyzed (part 1), together with the influence of soil and climate upon quality; here, the importance of the living soil is underlined. In the second part, the techniques in the vineyard and in the cellar are described, with a focus on the sensory quality of wine. In part 3, the sense of place in wine is put in relationship with the ecological approach in vine growing and winemaking. The text is enriched with some case-studies that give examples of Italian territories, varieties and wines, in which environment, variety and technique are well balanced, exposing wine to the variability of both the season and the site of production, that is the condition for ‘wine with a sense of place’.

Southeastern Geographer

Southeastern Geographer Author David M. Cochran Jr.
ISBN-10 9781469616018
Release 2014-03-01
Pages 193
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Southeastern Geographer VOLUME 54, NUMBER 1 : SPRING 2014 Table of Contents Introduction to Southeastern Geographer, Volume 54, Number 1 David M. Cochran and Carl A. Reese Part I: Papers The Great Lakes-to-Florida Highway: A Politics of Road Space in 1920s West Virginia and Virginia Jessey Gilley Do Incentives Work? An Analysis of Residential Solar Energy Adoption in Miami-Dade County, Florida Jeffery Onsted and Aileen Varela-Margolles Disaster Vulnerability of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers: A Comparison of Texas and North Carolina Christine E. Gares and Burrell E. Montz Louisiana: Apprehending a Complex Web of Vernacular Regional Geography John McEwen Spatial Trends and Factors Associated with Hardwood Mortality in the Southeastern United States Michael Crosby, Zhaofei Fan, Theodor D. Leninger, Martin A. Spetich and A. Brady Self Part II: Reviews The Geography of Wine: How Landscapes, Cultures, Terror, and the Weather Make a Good Drop Brian J. Sommers Reviewed by David M. Cochran, Jr. Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878 Emily Satterwhite Reviewed by Taulby H. Edmondson Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature's Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species Kelsi Nagy and David Johnson II Reviewed by Matthew L. Fahrenbruch Southeastern Geographer is published by UNC Press for the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers ( The quarterly journal publishes the academic work of geographers and other social and physical scientists, and features peer-reviewed articles and essays that reflect sound scholarship and contain significant contributions to geographical understanding, with a special interest in work that focuses on the southeastern United States.

The Sommelier s Atlas of Taste

The Sommelier s Atlas of Taste Author Rajat Parr
ISBN-10 9780399578243
Release 2018-10-23
Pages 304
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The first definitive reference book to describe, region-by-region, how the great wines of Europe should taste. This will be the go-to guide for aspiring sommeliers, wine aficionados who want to improve their blind tasting skills, and amateur enthusiasts looking for a straightforward and visceral way to understand and describe wine. In this seminal addition to the wine canon, noted experts Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay share everything they've learned in their decades of tasting wine. The result is the most in-depth study of the world's greatest wine regions ever published. There are books that describe the geography of wine regions. And there are books that describe the way basic wines and grapes should taste. But there are no books that describe the intricacies of the way wines from various subregions, soils, and appellations should taste. Now, for the first time ever, you can learn about the differences between wines from the 7 grand crus and 40 premier crus of Chablis, or the terroirs in Barolo, Champagne, and Bordeaux. Paying attention to styles, winemakers, soils, and the most cutting-edge of trends, this book explains how to understand the wines of the world not in the classical way, but in the modern way--appellation by appellation, soil by soil, technique by technique--making it an essential reference and instant classic.


Washington Author Sara Matthews
ISBN-10 9781558689534
Release 2006
Pages 112
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The "terroir"-- the combination of soil, climate and geography that makes all wines distinct from each other. With ideal soils, extensive sunlight and warm days with cool nights, Washington State produces some of the best wines in the world. The state also boasts one of the fastest growing wine industries around. This elegant book is a photographic celebration of the Washington region -- its vineyards, wineries, wine-makers, and wine communities. Sara Matthews is one of the country's most well-respected wine photographers. She has traveled extensively throughout Washington's major wine regions, capturing one-of-a-kind images for this elegant, timeless book.

A Geography of Oysters

A Geography of Oysters Author Rowan Jacobsen
ISBN-10 1596918144
Release 2010-08-09
Pages 304
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In this passionate, playful, and indispensable guide, oyster aficionado Rowan Jacobsen takes readers on a delectable tour of the oysters of North America. Region by region, he describes each oyster's appearance, flavor, origin, and availability, as well as explaining how oysters grow, how to shuck them without losing a finger, how to pair them with wine (not to mention beer), and why they're one of the few farmed seafoods that are good for the earth as well as good for you. Packed with fabulous recipes, maps, and photos, plus lists of top oyster restaurants, producers, and festivals, A Geography of Oysters is both delightful reading and the guide that oyster lovers of all kinds have been waiting for.

The wines of Bulgaria Romania and Moldova

The wines of Bulgaria  Romania and Moldova Author Caroline Gilby
ISBN-10 9781910902813
Release 2018-07-09
Pages 374
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This first book devoted to Eastern Europe’s most important wine-producing countries provides detailed information on the region’s wine production history, climate and geography, and analyses the parts played by culture and politics in the development of these wine industries. Wine styles, important grape varieties and key wineries are detailed.

The Australian New Zealand Grapegrower Winemaker

The Australian   New Zealand Grapegrower   Winemaker Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924054726702
Release 2003
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The Australian New Zealand Grapegrower Winemaker has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Australian New Zealand Grapegrower Winemaker also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Australian New Zealand Grapegrower Winemaker book for free.

The World s Greatest Wine Estates

The World s Greatest Wine Estates Author Robert M Parker
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924105402261
Release 2005-10-25
Pages 704
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Over the past twenty-five years, renowned critic Robert M. Parker, Jr., has visited both legendary and fledgling wineries all over the world and has tasted hundreds of thousands of wines. Only a fraction of those wines have earned his highest ratings and are considered by him to be truly legendary. In his latest book, Parker brings together what he calls "the best of the best," taking readers on a personal tour of the wineries that have impressed him most with their dedication to quality, consistency, and excellence. The World's Greatest Wine Estates pays homage to exceptional wines and the exceptional people who make them. These lavishly illustrated pages showcase 175 of the world's most accomplished -- and most spectacular -- estates. Parker goes be-yond the labels, bottles, and ratings to present the land, the history, and the dedicated artisans practicing their craft. Though they form a wildly diverse group, all of these producers "share an inexhaustible commitment to their vineyards, a passion to produce as fine a wine as is humanly possible, and a vision that the joys of wine are infinite and represent the pinnacle of a civilized society." Parker begins with an overview of what makes a wine great -- the ability to please both the palate and the intellect, to offer intense aromas and flavors without heaviness, to improve with age, to reflect its place of origin as well as the skill of its producers -- and explains how he came to choose the profound wines he features here. He also offers insider tips for ordinary wine-lovers who want to get their hands on extraordinary bottles. The heart of the book contains profiles of the greatest estates of Argentina, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Each region is illustrated with a full-color map and accompanied by an introduction explaining the general wine history of the country. In his profiles of individual estates, Parker offers essential geographical information such as grape varietals, average age of the vines, and density of plantation; details about the estate's history and techniques and the wines it produces; visiting information for those who want to see the process up close; and tasting notes on the best recent vintages from each winery. Each profile also includes photographs of the vineyards and the people behind the wines, and labels from their best-known vintages. Complete with a list of up-and-coming wineries ("Future Stars") and a glossary of wine terms, The World's Greatest Wine Estates is a very special reference for amateurs and connoisseurs alike.

American Wine Society Journal

American Wine Society Journal Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924054682178
Release 1996
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Terroir Author Patrick Bartholomew Reuter
ISBN-10 UCAL:X59388
Release 1999
Pages 378
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Terroir has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Terroir also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Terroir book for free.

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924110489436
Release 2010-08
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Wine Enthusiast has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Wine Enthusiast also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Wine Enthusiast book for free.

The Australian New Zealand Wine Industry Journal

The Australian   New Zealand Wine Industry Journal Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924054682673
Release 2001
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