Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Viniculture in Turkey

Turkey's Vineyards, courtesty of Kerim Bayer. For a full-sized version click here

As a follow up to our tobacco map, today's post highlights the wine producing regions of Turkey. Like the map of worldwide wine production below, this top map reveals that, among other things, people grow wine in some surprising places. In Turkey, it's not only grown in the Aegean, in Capaddocia and in some of the Suriyani inhabited regions of the Southeast, but also in small pockets scattered almost everywhere. Globally, in addition to the areas people are accustomed to buying wine from today, there is also some Yangtzee river wine, as well as unexpected wine growing regions in the mid-west. Iowa, for example, even has its own Vineyard Map.