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Landscapes of Bacchus: Vine in Portugal

Stanislawski, Dan

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ISBN 10: 0292700105 / ISBN 13: 9780292700109
Published by University of Texas Press, 1970
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed. First Edition. Signed by the author and inscribed to previous owner on inside from cover. Previous owner was Clarence J. Glacken, as per inked name on front free page. Clarence James Glacken (1909-1989) was Professor of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley. He was known for a 1967 magnus opus, Traces on the Rhodian Shore, that demonstrated how perceptions of the natural environment shaped the course of human events over millennia. He is recognized as a key contributor to the field of environmental history. No other markings in book. Binding is tight. DJ with shelf wear to edges. From the DJ flap: Southern Portugal today is almost vineless, but in the north three areas can be distinguished by their fine forms and their product. The author examines these areas in detail. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000010855

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Title: Landscapes of Bacchus: Vine in Portugal

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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In a country of disparate parts and of long, unbroken historical experience, there may be one dominant feature, a clue to the character of its regions. In Portugal the vine serves as this clue.

The vine has been an important aspect of the Iberian landscape since prehistoric times, and farmers still use Roman methods of cultivation that have been adapted to regional physical conditions and to socioeconomic structure. Southern Portugal today is almost vineless, but in the north three areas can be distinguished by their vine forms and their products. Dan Stanislawski examines these areas in detail.

High tree-vines surround plots of grain in the Minho Province. The grains and the slightly acid Green Wines provide subsistence and cash for the densely settled area of owner-operated small farms.

In the hanging garden terrace of the Douro, vines grown on tawny, baked schist slopes yield world-famous Port Wine, a product that must conform to strict quantity and quality controls supervised by the central government.

Mature table wines are produced in the Dão, an isolated cul-de-sac where cordons of vines are planted on small, individually owned plots. Control of wine-making is exercised by a central governing group and by producers’ cooperatives.

Various wines originate in central Portugal. The lesser demarcated zones of Setubal, Colares, Carcavelos, and Bucelas yield fine wines. In other parts of the central region several wine types are produced in bulk. Some are used for blending and some for aging into quality table wines, but none is distinguished as a wine whose character is derived from its geographical location.

Dan Stanislawski demonstrates that vine form differences—and differences in the resulting product, wine—mirror the Portuguese historical experience and indicate regional distinctions in Portuguese life styles.

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Dan Stanislawski (1903–1997) was Professor of Geography at the University of Arizona.

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