General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Wine And Environmental Management
Language English
Module lecturer prof. dr hab. Jiri Chlachula
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30


Classes will start on Monday 28.02.2022, 10.00-12.30;  and will continue on: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:

 1.03.2022 - 14.00-15.30;

2.03.2022 - 9.00-12.00

3.03.2022 - 14.00-15.30

4.03.2022 - 14.00-15.30

Next class: 4.04. - 6.04.2022, 9.00- 11.30

Classroom: room 242, Collegium Geographicum (Street: B. Krygowskiego 10), 2 floor;

Please write an e-mail to the teacher

Module aim (aims)

· The lecture seriesdiscusses the traditional and modern wine production in Europe from a geo-science perspective. The interdisciplinary study approach includes geography, geology, climate, relief, soil cover and environmental diversity in the principal viticulture geographical areas (Caucasus, Crimea, Balkan, Mediterranean, Central/Eastern Europe)

· The lectures are structured by the specificwine-growing regions in terms of the local wine history from the Antiquity to present times and the environmental background

· Applications and relevance of the particular wine cultivation conditions and geographies for ecology management, eno-tourism and sustainable development.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

· Basic orientation and knowledge in geography and environmental studies

· The lecturesare recommended to students of geosciences, biology, ecology, tourism and international socio-economic and cultural studies

· Student’s ppt. presentations on chosen topics related to the lecture themes (in English).


Week 1: Introduction: Wine and environment (background, significance)

Week 2: History of wine production, Viticulture

Week 3: Environmental context of wine production (geography, climate)

Week 4: Environmental context of wine production (geology, soils, hydrology)

Week 5: Wine and geography: Caucasus (Armenia, Gruzia)

Week 6: Wine and geography: Crimea and Kuban

Week 7: Wine and geography: Aegean region (Greece, Turkey)

Week 8: Wine and geography: Mediterranean region (Spain, Italy)

Week 9: Wine and geography: Central Europe 1 (Moravia/Czech Republic)

Week 10: Wine and geography: Central Europe 2 (Austria, Hungary, Slovenia)

Week 11: Wine and geography: Atlantic region (France, UK)

Week 12: Wine and cultural heritage

Week 13: Environmental management and modern wine industry

Week 14: Wine and sustainable development, Eno-tourism

Week 15: Selected thematic lectures / Students’ presentations

Reading list

Bisson. L.F. et al. (2002). Present and future of the international wine industry. Nature 418, 696-699. Dougherty, P.H. (2012). The Geography of Wine: Regions, Terroir and Techniques. Springer, 245p. Getz, D. (2000). Explore Wine Tourism: Management, Development and Destinations. University of Calgary Press, 255p. Gladstones, J. (1992). Viticulture and Environment. Wine Titles. Underdale. 310p. Greenough, J. et al. (2005). Geology and Wine. Geoscience Canada 32(3), Hall, C.M. et al. (2009). Wine tourism around the world: development, management and markets, Oxford Press, 348p. Maltaman, A. (2008). The Role of Vineyard Geology in Wine Typicity. Journal of Wine Research 19(1), 1-17. Nelson, M. (2006). The barbarian’s Beverage: A history of Beer in Ancient Europe. Taylor & Francis Press. Taber, G.M. (2009). In Search of Bacchus: Wanderings in the Wonderful World of Wine Tourism. Simon &Schuster Press. White, R.E. (2003). Soils for Fine Wines. OxfordUniversity Press. 283p.