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Ron Jackson, written with a greater
sensitivity to cool climate
conditions and with a greater
emphasis on viticulture.
A tradition of quality
pages from a total 655 pages) is
The first half of the text (280
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are questioned and the pros and
Many of the “givens” of viticulture
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He similarly discusses the “given”
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by balanced growth, which
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Canadian. Jackson’s obsession
with wine began in the Botany
Department at Brandon University.
He is now affiliated with the Cool
Climate Oenology and Viticulture
Institute of Brock University, St
Catherines, ON.
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Wine Science: Principles,
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