Wine and Place: A Terroir Reader
Univ of California Press, Jan 2, 2018 - Cooking - 329 pages
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.
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The Lure and Promise of Terroir
History and Definitions
The Terre in Terroir
Limits and Variations
Bringing Terroir to Life
The Human Element in Terroir
Terroir for Sale
The Future of Terroir
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