The Geography of Wine
How Landscapes, Cultures, Terroir, and the Weather Make a Good Drop
Brian J. Sommers
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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.
Publishers Weekly Review
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This book is all but a book bearing any relation to it's title. The author's style is poor and the book ends up being a conglomerate of knowledge vaguely vulgarised on all the author probably learned at university. But wine!
Only few wine references from time to time makes the reading bearbale for 80 pages.
Save youself $13 or better yet, but a $13 bottle of wine and there you will learn more than through this torture.