Lecture 1 intro to wine - Lecture 1 intro to wine Wine is such a complex commodity that affects so many aspects of human history Agriculture

Lecture 1 intro to wine - Lecture 1 intro to wine Wine...

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Lecture 1 intro to wine Wine is such a complex commodity that affects so many aspects of human history Agriculture commodity = wine How to study wine academically Geographic - Biologically environment standpoint - Where it grows – grape - Subspecies – 10000 years ago - “Difusion” grapes move around the world Grape is most grown fruit in the world - Major $ maker - Economically aspect - Perhaps the most lucrative money maker commodity in the world - Upward growth – millennials - Europeans consume lot of wine per capita - US is becoming popular o Consumption rate surpassed beer o #1 wine consumer in world (not per capita though) - France Italy spain Wine is great shaper of land uses 22 million acres dedicated for wine

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