What is terroir?  (And Why You Want to Know)

What is terroir? (And Why You Want to Know)

What is terroir? I first heard of the concept a number of years ago, and my brain immediately went, “Ah-hah!”  Terroir (from terre, “land”) is defined (via Wikipedia) as: …the set of special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place, interacting with the plant’s genetics, expressed in agricultural products such as…