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Wine and Place : A Terroir Reader, Hardback Book


The concept of terroir is one of the most celebrated and controversial subjects in wine today.

Most will agree that well-made wine has the capacity to express "somewhereness," a set of consistent aromatics, flavors, or textures that amount to a signature expression of place.

But for every advocate there is a skeptic, and for every writer singing praises related to terroir there is a study or a detractor seeking to debunk terroir as a myth.

Wine and Place examines terroir using a multitude of voices and multiple points of view-from science to literature, from winemakers to wine critics-seeking not to prove its veracity but to explore its pros, its cons, and its other aspects.

This comprehensive anthology lets the reader come to one's own conclusion about terroir.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 344 pages, 1 b-w photo, 7 maps, 14 charts
  • Publisher: University of California Press
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  • Category: Wines
  • ISBN: 9780520277007



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