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Author Simpson, James, 1953-
Title Creating wine : the emergence of a world industry, 1840-1914 / James Simpson.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2011.

Author Simpson, James, 1953-
Series The Princeton economic history of the Western world
Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Subject Wine industry -- Europe -- History.
Wine and wine making -- Europe -- History.
Description 1 online resource (318 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-312) and index.
Contents European wine on the eve of the railways -- Phylloxera and the development of scientific viti-viniculture -- Surviving success in the Midi: growers, merchants, and the state -- Selling to reluctant drinkers: the British market and the international wine trade -- Bordeaux -- Champagne -- Port -- From sherry to Spanish white -- Big business and American wine: the California Wine Association -- Australia: the tyranny of distance and domestic beer drink -- Argentina: New World producers and Old World consumers.
Summary Today's wine industry is characterized by regional differences not only in the wines themselves but also in the business models by which these wines are produced, marketed, and distributed. In Old World countries such as France, Spain, and Italy, small family vineyards and cooperative wineries abound. In New World regions like the United States and Australia, the industry is dominated by a handful of very large producers. This is the first book to trace the economic and historical forces that gave rise to very distinctive regional approaches to creating wine. James Simpson shows how the wine industry was transformed in the decades leading up to the First World War. Population growth, rising wages, and the railways all contributed to soaring European consumption even as many vineyards were decimated by the vine disease phylloxera. At the same time, new technologies led to a major shift in production away from Europe's traditional winemaking regions. Small family producers in Europe developed institutions such as regional appellations and cooperatives to protect their commercial interests as large integrated companies built new markets in America and elsewhere. Simpson examines how Old and New World producers employed diverging strategies to adapt to the changing global wine industry.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781400838882 (electronic bk.)
1400838886 (electronic bk.)
1283227428
9781283227421
9780691136035
0691136033
OCLC # 753705376
Additional Format Print version: Simpson, James, 1953- Creating wine. Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2011 9780691136035 (DLC) 2011014516 (OCoLC)687685620



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