What makes a fine wine? This book presents the works of 26 authors in no less than ten major wine-producing regions, mainly in the northern hemisphere on three continents, all pioneering the exploration of aspects of geoscience that contribute to fine wines. Terroir is a wide-ranging French term dating to the 14th Century. It presently refers to climatic, physical, chemical, and human skill factors that combine to impose a unique character and certain quality to wine from a particular wine-producing region. The scientific emphasis in this book is the particular physical influences of a wide range of geological influences...

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