Unraveling the Mystique of Terroir: Wine's Sense of Place

The first lecture will focus on 'terroir,' a French notion that encompasses the climate, landscape, soil and people that contribute to the growing of great grapes and the making of fine wine. Unlike most other beverages, wine has a special quality of invoking positive images of a specific place - it is the expression of the distinctiveness and individuality of a particular site, a sense of place. This talk will provide insights into what science knows about terroir and its role on wine typicity and wine styles and provide examples of different terroirs around the world, including Southern Oregon. Gregory V. Jones, professor and research climatologist in the Department of Environmental Studies at Southern Oregon University, will give two lectures relating to the wine industry. Subject: Wine Run Length: 01:03 Author: Gregory V. Jones Publisher: Linfield College Copyright: 2013