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The Next Chapter in the Terroir Debate

As the meaning of "terroir" continues to be hotly disputed, settling on a definition that considers soil, topography and climate, as well as human intervention, proves very complex.
Jan 2006 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Author's note: This article is a 10-year retrospective based on an article I wrote that was published in The Journal of Wine Research in 1996, entitled "Terroir: Competing Perspectives on the Roles of Soil, Climate and People." The former article was overall far more technical, delving deeply into the components of terroir. I felt prompted to write this updated retrospective as I witnessed the terroir "debate" expanding and becoming more central to the world of wine, but at the same time tending...
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