The Other Side of Terroir

by on September 14, 2011

In the wine world we often refer to the term terroir.

While there is no definitive definition of the word terroir, it is often used to describe the many unique aspects of a location that influence a wine specific to a region, or as Jancis Robinson describes in the Oxford Companion to Wine, “the total natural environment of any viticultural site.” It is argued that aspects like soil, topography and climate, are all components that affect terroir, and ultimately of the unique taste of the wine. Terroir reflects place, therefore place matters.

So, if place has a profound impact on the development and production of wine; what effect does place, or WHERE you drink a wine, have on the taste of it?

I explore this question in an article I wrote for PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine published today.

To continue reading the article click here and please feel free to leave a comment on the article!

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