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on March 24, 2014
If you are studying wine this is a good book not for the layman seeking general information. But because I am studying for my WSET Diploma, this book helped me understand the soils grapes like to grow on. Can get a bit technical. Price for this type of book is correct. Shipped and arrived on time. Thanks again Amazon.
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on May 29, 2017
Gift for my friend, loves it
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on September 5, 2014
Great reading and detailed facts, but glaring omission of the oldest viticultural soils on earth, i.e South Africa, not a single mentioned, hence a good 4 star to a rather incomplete expose, also on kindle it is balck and white meaning all the charts and graph are undicernible, worth buying though!
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on January 4, 2013
An authoratitive reference on vinyard soils with good examples from around the world. The prodcution format of the book however could be much better, with illustrations on the same page as the reference and better quality photography.
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on August 1, 2013
This book is informative would be more useful if pictures were in color on some soil displayed. But very technical and may be handy in the future.
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on June 28, 2011
This book is a rare jewel: very well structured, to the point (206 pages of pure information, no conceptual wandering), thorough (no skimming over subjects). That said, this book is for viticultural soil scientists, budding viticulturists or wine making professionals.
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on December 3, 2012
French people praise the word : Terroir.
They say you can't translate it to any other language with the same meaning...
Well, it is partialy true.
Terroir is a kind of 3 balls game with mutual interference:
The GRAPE varietal prefers an specific SOIL for each CLIMATE...
But man, the wine-grower or vigneron (as they call that man) is stuborn...
He keeps trying different combinations to see what happens with the wine produced...
After years of observations we made a rather good models of climates
from HDD (heat degree days) to MJT (mean January temperature).
Now we are modelling the Soil...
The more we learn about what's happening in soil, the more we learn about wine and about life!
Schiffini
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on January 13, 2015
Great! thanks
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on March 24, 2013
Better source if you have insomnia....but having said that....I do think it was a great purchase. It broke down vineyard soils like a Mo-Fo.
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on December 7, 2012
This book was a big disappointment. If you have a basic bachelors in viticulture you will learn nothing new from this text.

I was hoping the author would go into depth on soil types for certain varietals and clones, but he does not. Text doesn't

even extrapolate soil types and textures and how they relate to fruit/wine quality ect. At best this textbook

is a basic review of your standard soils classes, nothing more.
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