Title: American Winescapes: The Cultural Landscapes...
Publisher: HarperCollins: Westview Press, Boulder, CO
Publication Date: 1997
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: First Ed; First Printing indicated.
First Ed; First Printing indicated. Fine in Very Good+ DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. Dustwrapper shows mild rubbing and moderate soiling to porous fiber; tiny scuff near head of backstrip; mylar-protected. Overall, remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 230pp. (Geographies of the Imagination Series). Purple cloth over boards with gilt titles at backstrip. Hardback with DJ. Plenty of wine guides cover wine appreciation and recognition with a smattering of history: here enjoy an excellent guide to American winemaking and viticulture's impact upon tourism and local commerce. It's rare to find a wine guide which focuses on the economic and environmental conditions essential to successful wine making: this makes for a unique presentation. Bookseller Inventory # 36338
Synopsis: Winescapes are unique agricultural landscapes that are shaped by the presence of vineyards, wine-making activities, and the wineries where wines are produced and stored. Where viticulture is successful it transforms the local landscape into a combination of agriculture, industry, and tourism. This book demystifies viticulture in a way that helps the reader understand the environmental and economic conditions necessary in the art and practice of wine making.Distinctive characteristics of the book include a detailed discussion of more than thirty grape cultivars, an overview of wine regions around the country, and a survey of wine publications and festivals. Gary Peters discusses the major environmental conditions affecting viticulture, especially weather and climate, and outlines the special problems the industry faces from lack of capital, competition, and changing public tastes.
About the Author: Gary L. Peters, a professional geographer for twenty-five years, is the author of The Wines and Vines of California. He lives and teaches in Long Beach, California.
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