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The Geography of Wine


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Overview1. Wine and Viticulture: A Geographer's Perspective
2. Terroir: At the Heart of Geography
3. Geography and the American Viticultural Areas Process, Including a Case Study of Lodi, California
Regional4. Bordeaux and Burgundy: A Comparison of Two French Wine Regions in Transition5. The Okanagan Wine Region of British Columbia, CanadaPhysical6. The Importance of Soil and Geology in Tasting Terroir; A Case History from the Willamette Valley, Oregon7. Climate, Grapes, and Wine: Structure and Suitability in a Variable and Changing ClimateCultural/Economic8. The South African Wine Industry: Meeting the Challenges of Structural and Ethical Transformation9. Competiveness and Sustainability in Wine Tourism Regions: The Application of a Stage Model of Destination Development to Two Canadian Wine Regions10. Northern California through an Economic Geographer's Lens11. The Origin, Diffusion, and Globalization of RieslingTechniques12. Remote Sensing for Viticultural Research and Production13. Geospatial Tools and Techniques for Vineyard Management in the 21st CenturyIndex.

About the Author

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.


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,, October, 2012)

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