What is wine? Just over 19 million acres of the world's surface is planted with grape vines. The grape vine tolerates a fairly narrow climatic range. It needs a growing season long enough to complete the fruiting cycle and a period of winter cold enough to force the vine into dormancy. It needs certain amounts of warmth and daylight. It is a plant of temperate zones. These conditions are found in the two bands between latitudes 30-degres and 50-degrees north and south. The Total Wine & More Guide to Wine has everything you need for a great wine education. Learn information about Red Grape Wines, White Grape Wines and your favorite varietals, while discovering new types of wines and favorites.
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