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The politics of wine

15 May 2017

School of Environment, Education and Development Annual Lecture asks Midi Rouge or Midi Vert?

Glass of wine

The School of Environment, Education and Development Annual Lecture will discuss the politics of wine when Professor Scott Prudham, from the University of Toronto, asks ‘Midi Rouge or Midi Vert?’

Over the last twenty-five years, organic wine has emerged from relative obscurity to comprise an important and growing niche in the international wine market. The Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France has been one of the centres of this emergence. 

In Languedoc, the politics of the vine are never far from the politics of the region more generally. Drawing on mixed methods research, Professor Prudham describes the emergence of the organic wine sector as a contested and contradictory process embedded within historical-geographical trajectories of socio-ecological transformation. 

Followed by a drinks reception – with wine! 

The event – on Thursday, 18 May 4.30-6.30pm in Lecture Theatre A, University Place – is free but you must register for a ticket.

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