Tropical Viticulture

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Although the grapevine is regarded by many as a strictly temperate plant, it is now increasingly grown in the tropics, defined approximately as the region bordered by the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Countries in which some grapes, generally table grapes, are cultivated in tropical conditions include australia, cambodia, Colombia, bolivia, brazil, ecuador, india, indonesia, kenya, Laos, mexico, myanmar, namibia, Nigeria, the Philippines, sri lanka, tanzania, thailand, venezuela, and vietnam.