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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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homoclimes, geographical term meaning ‘similar climate’. It has been a popular approach to vineyard site selection in the New World to search for homoclimes of classical French regions. Homoclimes can be found efficiently and accurately with digitized maps and geographical information systems. Homoclimes are typically sought using temperature and rainfall data. For example, Tamar Ridge Vineyards has used this approach to identify new vineyard regions in Tasmania with the same climate as distinguished the marlborough region of New Zealand.