video 1.docx - Geography of wine 1 Wine is complex commodity connected to history and culture can look at it academically How can we study wine

video 1.docx - Geography of wine 1 Wine is complex...

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Geography of wine 1 - Wine is complex commodity connected to history and culture can look at it academically - How can we study wine academically? The fusion - Grapes are all over planet Earth question lie what types and why these grow in particular place - Diffusion = spreading around the world can understand the movement of this (can be historical biology, geography, anthropology, ..) - Wine is economic activity of huge monitary value – value is one of the most produced type of culture many has been made historically (major money maker since Mezopotamia, from Ancient 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 more wine per capita (France, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland - 50/52 liters per year per person - Things are changing China and USA - USA is 1 st in 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 year big economical hit wine is economically important - Wine makes great land shaper and land maker (20-22 million acres of vineyards world wide), 8-9

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