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Atak Ayaz

Atak Ayaz
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Sarah Besky

Atak Ayaz’ doctoral dissertation titled "Wine Complexities: Post-Industrial Production and Sentiments in Turkey" narrates the different phases of creation and various aspects of the valuation of quality wine in Turkey. By focusing on the country's first oenotourism route, Trakya Bağ Rotası, his dissertation portrays how the market of quality wine comes into being in Turkey via bureaucratic infusions and complications in defining taste and quality. Through post-industrial entrepreneurs and their motives, the oenotourism route they established to create a market for their bottles, and grape cultivation and winemaking-related legislations, his thesis provides an extensive discussion on political, cultural, and economic processes of shifting from industrial to post-industrial in Turkey's wine market.