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Author Thornton, James Arthur, 1955- author

Title American wine economics : an exploration of the U.S. wine industry / James Thornton
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 350 pages) : illustrations
Contents List of illustrations -- List of tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The economic approach to the study of wine -- The wine product -- Wine sensory characteristics -- Grape growing -- Grape markets and supply cycles -- Wine production -- Bulk wine, private label wine, and wine alcohol -- Wine distribution and government regulation -- The wine firm -- Wine firm behavior -- The wine consumer and demand -- The wine consumer, quality, and price -- Globalization of wine -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary The U.S. wine industry is growing rapidly and wine consumption is an increasingly important part of American culture. American Wine Economics is intended for students of economics, wine professionals, and general readers who seek to gain a unified and systematic understanding of the economic organization of the wine trade. The wine industry possesses unique characteristics that make it interesting to study from an economic perspective. This volume delivers up-to-date information about complex attributes of wine; grape growing, wine production, and wine distribution activities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based print version record
Subject Wine and wine making -- United States.
Wine industry -- United States.
Wine -- Marketing.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013013423
ISBN 0520957016 (electronic bk.)
9780520957015 (electronic bk.)
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