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Geography of Wine01/23/2017°Wine effects human history and human life in today’s world°How can you study wine academically?DiffusionoWine made from grapesoGrapes are grown all over earthMostly temperate regionsoWhat are the special needs?oWine grapesSub species of grapesThis particular subspecies is from one place on earthabout 10000 years ago10k BCmoving across the planet is diffusionwine is an economic activity of huge monetary valueograpes are most grown fruit on planet earthnot bananasonot all grapes used for winesofrom Mesopotamia to greco roman economiesoCalifornia, Italy, china, argentinaoBillions made each yearoMost lucrative agricultural commodityEconomy of wineoUpward growth curveTrue for the last 3k yearsoA lot of people drink a lot of wineoPer capita consumption
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°°US for the first time took spot for total wine consumptionoNot per capitaoGangbusters for 20 or 30 yearsoEvery state has two or three different wineriesoWine sales surpassed sales of beerUnit volume people drink more beeroChina will soon be #1 wine drinkerYou can buy wine that isn’t produced yetFrance Italy and spainoIf there is a drought or too much rainEffects wine productionAll of the wine has to be produced somewhereo21 million acres dedicated to wineo8 or 9 billion gallons of wine produced every yearoagricultural tourismdoesn’t happen for other thingsjust winewine is a cultural activityogreat defining valueoit’s just fruithowever it is fruit that is made into alcoholic beverage
owhat they grow and what they eat is a corner stone of cultureocuisineoso important that the commodity itself becomes synonymouswith the placewine started the trendhealth standpointoepidemiologyopositive effectsowine found to be very helpful to health and dietoheart disease and heart attacks lower in franceeven though the diet in france is more fattyFrench paradoxThey drink lots of red wineoReservatrolReligionsoWine has elevated statusoJews have incorporated wine as part of their ritualoChristiansWine is blood of ChristoSymbiotic relationshipoSome religions don’t tolerate alcoholIslamForbade drinking of wineoTurkeySecular democracySin tax on wine in turkeyGovernment for last decade is jeckle and hyde situationGrow it because it can help our economy, but waitwe are Islamic so we have to punish thesegrowers toohistoryoWars involved wineoTreaties that involved wineoBritish hate the French so much they put embargo on FrenchwineTried to grow wine in 13 colonieso30 year cyclepresident of iran president of france meet upiran said there can be no wine at the state dinnerFrench said I don’t think soAnother head of state dinner happenedThis time the French compliedTerroir
oFrench conceptoSuggest that every parcel of planet earth is uniqueWhy do you drinkoIt tastes goodoIt’s good for youLowers stress and blood pressureo

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Term
Spring
Professor
BOYER
Tags
Geography, Wine, Boyer, Geography Of Wine

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