Canadian Master Sommelier and wine critic John Szabo has launched a first-of-its-kind book focusing on wines made from grapes grown on volcanic soils.
The New Douro tasting returns to London this year and will focus on minerality with a seminar posing the question: why have white Douro wines become so hip?
Minerality is an "overused" concept when talking about wine and is best applied to white wines, not reds, a leading Soave oenologist has said.
An Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) seminar has debunked a persistent myth about minerality, saying it is not related directly to nutrient mineral uptake by vines - but that people do perceive minerality to exist. Sally Easton MW outlines the arguments.