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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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climate, long-term weather pattern of an area, and an extremely important variable in the winemaking equation. For more details, see macroclimate in particular, but also climate classification, climate change, continentality, cool-climate viticulture, latitude, mediterranean climate, rainfall, sunlight, temperate, temperature, temperature variability, and, importantly, climate and wine quality. For details of climate on a smaller scale, see mesoclimate and microclimate.