Wine is more than taste, smell, and appearanceit is a reflection of a place and its people. Why is Bordeaux a great place for red wines? Why do some places produce Rieslings and others produce Chardonnay? A fun and fascinating examination ofterroir(the French word for the geography of a vineyard) this book takes connoisseursand potential connoisseurson a tour of wine regions, and explains the principles geographers use to understand the critical factors that make up the wine character” of a place. From the Loire Valley to Napa Valley, Madeira to South Africa, Australia to Chile,The Geography of Wineis an entertaining and informative introduction to viticulture for worldly wine lovers everywhere.