Robert E. White. Oxford University Press. 2009. 230 pp. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-19-531125-9.

Development of viticultural strategies that are focused on promoting uniformly high quality wine grapes requires an understanding of the properties that influence wine grape development. Although canopy and micrometeorological factors are often considered when developing and cultivating vineyards, soil properties and their variations are often not considered in a manner commensurate with their influence on wine grape development. Through trial and error over hundreds of years, French winemakers have recognized the concept of terroir, or a sense of place associated with a particular wine. As a hydrogeologist,...

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