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Книга состоит из отдельных статей, в которых затрагиваются вопросы развития винной индустрии в различных регионах мира и ее влияния на культуру и социум.Wine, Society,and Globalization. Multidisciplinary views at the Wine undefined. a few articles.


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Turkey and Iran are, respectively, the fourth and seventh largest grape-growing countries in the world, but the vast majority of this fruit goes to making raisins rather than wine. Southeast Asia and most of South Asia have a tropical and monsoonal climate that is too hot year-round and far too wet for successful winegrowing. It also has a strong Islamic influence in many places. This zone has neither wine production nor consumption of note. This leaves a fourth zone that has wine exporters around the world excited and in some cases a little worried.

The Old World initially reacted to this idea with a lot of resistance because these oak treatments were seen as something nontraditional that would have a negative impact on the image of the wine because they were considered an adulteration or unnatural flavoring of the wine. As a result, in Europe, until a few years ago, it was illegal to use these products, as it still is for some quality wines of specific appellations. The point of using oak barrels for wine aging is basically twofold: to add to the wine some components from the oak, including flavor, some polysaccharides, and oak tannins responsible for an improvement in the wine’s structure, complexity, and roundness; and to micro-oxygenate the wine, allowing a better tannin and color development over time.

Shtml. ARGENTINA Argentina is currently the fifth largest wine producer in the world, with the ninth largest surface area under vine. Throughout most of its history, Argentine vintners have been predominantly inward focused, dedicated to supplying a very large domestic market. Like many other wine consumers in the world, today’s Argentines are drinking less wine, but what they are drinking is much higher in quality and price. A gradual drop in domestic consumption, coupled with the favorable exchange rate that followed the financial crisis of 2001 and an appealing flavor profile appreciated by many consumers around the world, has led to double-digit rates of growth in exports over the last five years.

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