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The Geography of Wine

Regions, Terroir and Techniques

Editors: Dougherty, Percy H. (Ed.)

  • Discusses the impact of an area’s geography on its wine production as well as how geographers study wine production
  • Features analysis of the regions in which grapes and wine are produced
  • Informed by new research ranging from the impact of climate change on grape production to the use of remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems in improving crop quality
  • Assesses the status of wine research in geography and includes recent research presented through the Wine Specialty Group at the AAG
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About this book

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’.

About the authors

The editor, Dr. Percy H. Dougherty, is Professor Emeritus at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. He is the founder and first president of the Wine Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This is one of the most interesting books about geography I have read. The story of wine serves to draw the reader into the text and even deeper into the understanding of the influences that geography can play on wine production. … The Geography of Wine: Regions, Terroir and Techniques is well researched and includes much detail about wine and geography. If you know little or a lot about wine, this book will be interesting and well worth the read … .” (Jeff Thurston, 3D Visualization World Magazine, 3dvisworld.com, October, 2012)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Geographical Study of Viticulture and Wine Production

    Dougherty, Percy H.

    Pages 3-36

  • Terroir: At the Heart of Geography

    Unwin, Tim

    Pages 37-48

  • Geography and the American Viticultural Areas Process, Including a Case Study of Lodi, California

    Elliott-Fisk, Deborah L.

    Pages 49-57

  • Bordeaux and Burgundy: A Comparison of Two French Wine Regions in Transition

    Lemaire, Denyse (et al.)

    Pages 61-80

  • The Okanagan Wine Region of British Columbia, Canada

    Senese, Donna M. (et al.)

    Pages 81-91

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-0463-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8423-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Geography of Wine
Book Subtitle
Regions, Terroir and Techniques
Editors
  • Percy H. Dougherty
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0464-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0464-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0463-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8423-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 256
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