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The Geography of Wine: How Landscapes, Cultures, Terroir, and the Weather Make a Good Drop
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 ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published February 26th 2008 by Plume Books
(first published 2008)
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Any comparison to other books on the topic would be mean. This is a collection of obvious facts, known to any person enjoying some basic education, and all of them are repeated again and again every few pages. There is little to be learned from the book, maybe except for some surprising discoveries, like that about Greeks writing in the Cyrillic alphabet...