Following grands crus: global markets, transnational histories and wine

Demossier , Marion (2013) Following grands crus: global markets, transnational histories and wine. In, Black, Rachel (eds.) Wine and Culture: Vineyard to Glass. Food Conference London, GB, Berg.


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Starting from the premise that wine is a commodity which could be defined at the intersection of nationalism, ‘distinction’ deployed by a wealthy group of international consumers and Western European viticulture, this article seeks to engage with recent methodological debates about global and multi-sited ethnography. By examining the changes that have affected French viticulture over the last twenty years, French wine culture will be analysed against the background of globalisation and in terms of transnational practices and representations by focusing on the production of culture ‘in place’. Through a series of ethnographic encounters, the grands crus story is discussed in the light of recent debates about terroir, ‘distinction’, taste and place. I argue that transnational consumption creates new meanings and representations which disconnect the product from its original birthplace, but translate it within a new context of consumption

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 0857854011 (paperback)
9780857854018 (paperback)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
Divisions : Faculty of Humanities > Modern Languages
ePrint ID: 340971
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
October 2013Published
2012In press
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2012 14:06
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:31

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