Wine, Terroir and Climate Change

Author: John Gladstones

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 1862549249

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 279

View: 6396

This book is a scientific analysis of the soil and climatic factors affecting wine grape production, and thus, ultimately, wine itself. It provides a reasoned basis for the term 'terroir', and critically examines the science of climate change and how it could affect viticulture and winemaking. Dr John Gladstones is an internationally recognised authority on climate and viticulture, and among other achievements was instrumental in the establishment of the Margaret River wine district in Western Australia.'For anyone interested in the future interaction between climate, climate change and viticulture, this book simply has to be read. Dr John Gladstones's painstaking research is the foundation for his equally carefully constructed conclusions that robustly challenge mainstream opinions. - James Halliday

The Power of the Terroir: the Case Study of Prosecco Wine

Author: Diego Tomasi,Federica Gaiotti,Gregory V. Jones

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3034806280

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

View: 1275

This book draws on an eight-year study carried out in the DOCG Prosecco area of Italy, a wine region known worldwide. It is unique in the sense that it is based on one of the most comprehensive investigations into terroir zoning ever performed in Italy. By drawing attention to the complex interrelations between environmental and human factors that influence the growth and production of the Glera grape, the study illustrates the distinct correlation between a wine and its ‘terroir’. It shows that the morphology of the sites, the meso and microclimate, the soil, the grapevine planting density, the trellising system, the yield of the vineyard, and the vine water status in the summer lead to unique combinations of grape maturity, acidity, and aroma that ultimately influence the sensory properties of the wines produced. Furthermore, the book details numerous technical and agronomic considerations, specific to the “Glera” grape variety, for different production strategies, including a section on the impact of climate change on cv “Glera” phenology. “The Power of the Terroir: the Case Study of Prosecco Wine” represents a valuable resource for anyone involved in studies or research activities in the fields of viticulture, climatology, agronomic sciences or soil sciences, but is also of interest to vine growers, professionals in the wine industry, and wine enthusiasts in general.

Wine and Place

A Terroir Reader

Author: Tim Patterson,John Buechsenstein,Nancy Freeman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520277007

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 3629

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.

Understanding Vineyard Soils

Author: Robert E. White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266538

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 677

The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture. However, the industry is dynamic--new developments are occurring, especially with respect to measuring soil variability, managing soil water, possible effects of climate change, rootstock breeding and selection, monitoring sustainability, and improving grape quality and the "typicity" of wines. All this is embodied in an increased focus on the terroir or "sense of place" of vineyard sites, with greater emphasis being placed on wine quality relative to quantity in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness of "soil health", which is often associated with a soil's biology, but which to be properly assessed must be focused on a soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. This edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates on these and other developments in soil management in vineyards. With a minimum of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains the interaction between soils on a variety of parent materials around the world and grapevine growth and wine typicity. The essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, are discussed. Methods are proposed for alleviating adverse conditions such as soil acidity, sodicity, compaction, poor drainage, and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are debated, as are the possible effects of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires winegrowers to take care of the soil and minimize their impact on the environment. This book is a practical guide for winegrowers and the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character.

Climate Change and Tourism in the Asia Pacific

Author: Bruce Prideaux,Bob McKercher,Karen McNamara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317747828

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 754

Climate change will exert an enormous impact on all societies in the medium to long term. Tourism, as both a commercial activity and social phenomenon is not immune. To date, industry has been slow to recognise the scale of the threat posed by a changing climate on its operations and consumers have been extremely reluctant to modify their travel behaviours. The Asia Pacific region is well on the way to being the 21st Century powerhouse of tourism, however the manner in which it develops will, in part, be determined by how the global community responds to climate change. This book examines climate change issues related to tourism in the Asia Pacific region. Chapters discuss demand and supply side issues, explore government policy responses and introduce several new adaptation models. The book also calls for a more effective linking of social science research with the scientific discourse to create long term resolution of and adaptation to this issue. This book was published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research.

Die Auswirkungen des globalen Klimawandels auf den Weinbau

Adaptionsmaßnahmen und das Fallbeispiel England

Author: Tim Lochschmidt

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668575967

Category: Science

Page: 27

View: 4174

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2017 im Fachbereich Geowissenschaften / Geographie - Sonstiges, Note: 1,3, Universität zu Köln, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In dieser Arbeit soll ein Überblick der Auswirkungen des globalen Klimawandels auf den Weinbau vermittelt werden mit einem räumlichen Fokus auf Europa. Folgende Fragestellungen dienen dabei als Orientierung: Inwiefern beeinflusst der Globale Klimawandel den Weinbau hinsichtlich phänologischer, ökonomischer und ökologischer Aspekte? Welche geographischen Verschiebungen des Weinbaus sind dadurch zu erwarten? Welche Faktoren kommen bei der geographischen Verschiebung neben dem Klimawandel außerdem zum Tragen? Der Weinbau ist wie kaum ein anderer Bereich der Agrarwirtschaft von den Auswirkungen des Klimawandels betroffen, da Weinreben auf kleinste Temperaturveränderungen äußerst empfindlich reagieren. Hinzu kommt, dass sich die Weinindustrie durch eine große Diversität an verschiedenen Rebsorten auszeichnet, welche allerdings jeweils nur in relativ kleinen klimatischen Nischen produziert werden können. Schon 1964 bezeichnete Wirth den Weinbau als "Krone der geographischen Betrachtung". Nirgends sonst im Bereich der Agrargeographie seien "naturgeographische Gegebenheiten und menschliches Bemühen in einem so vielfältigen, subtilen Kontakt und in einer so sehr auf feinste Nuancen ansprechenden Wechselwirkung zu finden". In Anbetracht des globalen Klimawandels ist dieses Zitat heute aktueller denn je, weshalb das Ziel der Arbeit grundlegend darin besteht, das Thema "Weinbau und Klimawandel" als relevanten Forschungsgegenstand der Geographie im Bereich der Mensch-Umwelt-Beziehungen herauszustellen.

The Geography of Wine

Regions, Terroir and Techniques

Author: Percy H. Dougherty

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940070464X

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 6414

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’.

Varietal Wines

A guide to 130 varieties grown in Australia and their place in the international wine landscape

Author: James Halliday

Publisher: Hardie Grant Books

ISBN: 1743583389

Category: Electronic books

Page: 328

View: 2816

In this completely updated edition of the original landmark volume, James Halliday situates Australian grape varieties and varietal wines in an international context. Profiling 130 wine grapes, covering classic, second tier and alternative varieties, Varietal Wines provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the varieties currently grown and made in Australia. Halliday explores the history of classic and second tier varieties and their significance in both international and Australian wine landscapes, including detailed information on the characteristics of each variety and wine, the diversity of regional styles, the best producers, and production statistics from Australia and around the world. Details of the 95 lesser varieties are also given, reflecting the dynamic spread of new varieties in the Australian wine industry. Fully illustrated throughout with colour photography, this is a fascinating book for the wine connoisseur and an essential reference for every player in the wine world. Respected wine critic and vigneron James Halliday AM is an unmatched authority on the wine industry, with a career spanning forty-five years. His winemaking has led him to engagements in the Hunter Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Yarra Valley, and he had a long career as a wine judge in Australia and overseas. In 1995 he received the wine industry’s ultimate accolade, the Maurice O’Shea Award. James has written or contributed to more than 70 books on wine since he began writing in 1979 and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2010.

James Halliday Top 100 Australian Wineries

Author: James Halliday

Publisher: Hardie Grant Books

ISBN: 1743582161

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 3348

In James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries, James Halliday, Australia’s leading wine writer and former, long-serving wine judge, makes his personal selection of our finest 100 wineries – from Bannockburn to Bay of Fires, Woodlands to Wirra Wirra.

Arranged alphabetically, and representing many regions, the profiles here reveal the background to the wineries’ establishment, plantings, production and winemaking styles. James also provides descriptive notes covering the style of and winemaking techniques for two nominated wines.

With extensive introductory material – which includes a history of Australian wine; its grape varieties and styles, and where those styles sit in a world context; its climate and terroir; and its geographic indications – James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries is a must-have resource.


Der Weinatlas

Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson

Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783774207752

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 3432

Genau drei Jahrzehnte sind vergangen, seit Hugh Johnsons Weinatlas zum ersten Mal erschien und die Kritiker in aller Welt zu Beifallsstürmen wie hinriss. Das Buch wurde in ein Dutzend Sprachen übersetzt und millionenfach verkauft. Die nun vorliegende und bereits lang ersehnte fünfte Ausgabe hat Hugh Johnson gemeinsam mit der Weinexpertin und Autorin von Weltruf Jancis Robinson verfasst. Robinson hat einen Großteil der Texte neu geschrieben und damit den großen Veränderungen und Entwicklungen in der Weinwelt seit der letzten Ausgabe 1994 Rechnung getragen. Die wichtigste Neuerung sind die vollständig neu erstellten Karten, die seit der ersten Ausgabe das Rückgrat dieses Atlas bilden und ihn zum nach wie vor konkurrenzlosen Referenzwerk machen: "Lively, intelligent writing combined with lush photography und unmatched technical accuracy make this an enjoyable read for the novice and a must have for the accomplished oenophile" (Wine Enthusiast über die englische Originalausgabe).

Weltatlas des Klimawandels

Karten und Fakten zur globalen Karten und Fakten zur globalen Erwärmung

Author: Kirstin Dow,Thomas E. Downing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863930646


Page: 112

View: 6511


Thirst for Wine - Inside China's Wine Industry: The Success Factors of Marketing Wine in China

Author: Melanie Bobik

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954892715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 66

View: 9065

China is turning into one of the world's largest, most lucrative food and beverage markets. Especially wine is in demand and has become fashionable as a symbol of social status. This trend is very likely to continue as wine consumption is closely related to income and China's emerging middle class offers tremendous potential. The market's healthy value growth will further encourage newcomers from outside China. But how can a market entrance be successfully managed and what are the main challenges when bringing wine to China? This book is an insiders' guide to efficiently planning a market entry by taking a thorough look at the wine market of China. It surveys the typical behavior of the Chinese wine consumer and examines the relevant factors for a successful market entry. Distribution channels (off- and online), pricing models and marketing activities are scrutinized. Further, the reader gets insights into the challenges of this dynamic market, such as fierce domestic and foreign competition, policies and regulations as well as entry barriers. The thirst for wine prevails, and this book will leverage your momentum.

Femme fatale

Der fünfte Fall für Bruno, Chef de Police

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257603088

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 4366

Das Périgord ist ein Paradies für Schlemmer, Kanufahrer und Liebhaber des gemächlichen süßen Lebens. Doch im April, kurz vor Beginn der Touristensaison, stören ein höchst profitables Touristikprojekt, Satanisten und eine nackte Frauenleiche in einem Kahn die beschaulichen Ufer der Vézère. Und Bruno, den örtlichen Chef de police, stören zusätzlich höchst verwirrende Frühlingsgefühle.

The Science of Wine

From Vine to Glass

Author: Jamie Goode

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520248007

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

View: 3992

"The Science of Wine does an outstanding job of integrating 'hard' science about wine with the emotional aspects that make wine appealing."--Patrick J. Mahaney, former senior Vice President for wine quality at Robert Mondavi Winery "Jamie Goode is a rarity in the wine world: a trained scientist who can explain complicated subjects without dumbing them down or coming over like a pointy head. It also helps that he's a terrific writer with a real passion for his subject."--Tim Atkin MW, The Observer

Die Merlot-Morde

Ein Weinkrimi

Author: Ellen Crosby


ISBN: 9783404923144

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1334

Eigentlich wollte Lucie für immer in Südfrankreich bleiben. Sie liebt die französische Art zu leben und fühlt sich auch in ihrem Job als Fremdenführerin wohl. Doch dann wird ihr Vater gefunden, erschossen in seinem Weinberg. Notgedrungen kehrt Lucie zurück auf das elterliche Weingut im Herzen von Virginia - und hat schon bald einen zweiten Toten zu beklagen: ihren Patenonkel Fitz. Er ahnte, dass der Tod ihres Vaters kein Unfall war, und fand ein grausames Ende - in einem leeren Merlot-Fass ...

Die Chardonnay-Scharade

ein Weinkrimi

Author: Ellen Crosby


ISBN: 9783404163946


Page: 396

View: 6913


Wine Tasting

Author: Beverley Blanning

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144413373X

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 2215

Wine Tasting will help you to discover wines you enjoy, and to feel confident about your choices in every situation. It will give you a step-by-step guide to wine appreciation and explain the facts you need to find wines that suit your taste. It covers all the major grape varieties and wine-making styles, and offers plenty of practical information about how to buy, store and serve wine, whatever your personal preference.