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Geography of wine 1-Wine is complex commodityconnected to history and culturecan look at it academically-How can we study wine academically? The fusion-Grapes are all over planet Earthquestion lie what types and why these grow in particular place-Diffusion = spreading around the worldcan understand the movement of this (can be historicalbiology, geography, anthropology, ..)-Wine is economic activity of huge monitary value – value is one of the most produced type ofculturemany has been made historically (major money maker since Mezopotamia, fromAncient times) – billions of dollars are made every year-Important agriculture commodity-Over millennium – upward growth curve over a long time (invest in wine!) – Europe drinks morewine per capita (France, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland-50/52 liters per year per person-Things are changingChina and USA-USA is 1stin wine (not in capita) but in production and consumption overall-Consumption is also rising (for the first time over beer)-For countries like Italy, France, Spain – when dry yearbig economical hitwine iseconomically important-Wine makes great land shaper and land maker (20-22 million acres of vineyards world wide), 8-9

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