Title

Unraveling the Mystique of Terroir: Wine's Sense of Place

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video File

Duration

1 hour 3 minutes 4 seconds

Publication Date

9-10-2013

Disciplines

Physical and Environmental Geography | Place and Environment | Soil Science

Abstract

This lecture focuses on terroir, a French notion that encompasses the climate, landscape, soil, and people that contribute to the growing of great grapes and the making of fine wine. Unlike most other beverages, wine has a special quality of invoking positive images of a specific place - it is the expression of the distinctiveness and individuality of a particular site, a sense of place. This talk provides insights into what science knows about terroir and its role on wine typicity and wine styles and provides examples of different terroirs around the world, including Southern Oregon.

Comments

Sponsored by the Linfield College Office of the President.

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