Working Papers, Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus
Wine production in Denmark Do the characteristics of the vineyards affect the chances for awards?
() and Valdemar Smith
Abstract: By the end of the former century there were less than 10
commercial vintners producing wine in Denmark. There was widespread
acceptance of the view that commercial production of wine in the most
northern parts of Europe was impossible. However, the number of commercial
wine growers in Denmark grew to more tha 60 at the end of 2009 and the
Association of Danish Winegrowers now counts more than 1400 members.
Denmark can no longer be seen as a non-wine producing country! Formally,
the transformation of Denmark to a wine producing country took place in
year 2000 when Denmark was accepted as a commercial wine producing nation
within the European Union. Based on a remarkably detailed micro data set
this paper first gives a description of wine production in Denmark and
thereafter we address the question whether vineyard characteristics are
important for the quality of the wine and/or whether individual
characteristics of the wine grower are important. Using a hedonic model the
focus is especially on the importance of general factors like the type of
soil, slope, geography, grape variety etc. in relation to the awards
obtained by the respective vineyards.
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JEL-Codes: Q24; (follow links to similar papers)
25 pages, September 1, 2009
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