The Geography of Wine

Author: Brian J. Sommers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0452288908

Category: Cooking

Page: 306

View: 523

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.
The Geography of Wine

Author: Brian J. Sommers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101213544

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 423

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.
The Geography of Wine

Author: Percy H. Dougherty

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400704640

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 892

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

Author: Robert Sechrist

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440854392

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

View: 960

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
Wine--a Geographic Appreciation

Author: Harm J. De Blij

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015046366269

Category: Cooking

Page: 262

View: 491

"This unusual book offers a wealth of information not only about traditional wine regions of the world, but also about many probably less familiar even to wine enthusiasts. Attention is given to China and Japan, and countries of the Southern Hemisphere - Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina - are represented by vintage charts and for all these regions the value of grape varieties is exactingly reviewed in relation to soil and climate. Focusing on the hows, whys and wherefores of the geography of wine making, De Blij's book refers in some detail to the political, cultural and economic contexts - as well as to problems of climate and soil - in which viticulture and vinicultural decisions are made".--BOOKJACKET.
El Vino Y la Viña

Author: P. T. H. Unwin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415031202

Category: Cooking

Page: 441

View: 879

Provides an introduction to the historical geography of viticulture and the wine trade from prehistory to the present, considering wine as a symbol, rich in meaning and a commercial product of great economic importance to specific regions.
The Geography of Tourism and Recreation

Author: C. Michael Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134531332

Category: Science

Page: 430

View: 490

The Geography of Tourism and Recreation presents the first comprehensive introduction to tourism, leisure and recreation and the relationships between them. This accessible text includes a wealth of international case studies spanning Europe, North America, Australasia and China. Each chapter highlights the methods used by geographers to analyse recreation and tourism. It also introduces new perspectives from gender studies and postmodernism and examines key issues including * the demand and supply of recreation and tourism * the role of public policy, planning and management * the impact of tourism and recreation on urban, rural, mountain and coastal environments * tourism and recreation in wilderness areas and other peripheral regions. The use of student text features makes it ideal for course use.
Wine and the Vine

Author: Tim Unwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134761913

Category: Science

Page: 441

View: 194

Very few books have products as diverse as those of the grape vine: even fewer have products with such a cultural significance. Wine and the Vine provides an introduction to the historical geography of viticulture and the wine trade from prehistory to the present. It considers wine as both a unique expression of the interaction of people in a particular environment, rich in symbol and meaning, and a commercial product of great economic importance to particular regions.