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Friday 28 October 2016 loc: GB


John Szabo MS launches volcanic wines book

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.

Friday, October 21st, 2016 No Comments »

New Douro tasting to focus on minerality

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?

Friday, October 21st, 2016 No Comments »

IMW seminar debunks minerality myths

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.

Friday, October 14th, 2016 1 Comment »

Minerality ‘only relevant to white wines’

Minerality is an “overused” concept when talking about wine and is best applied to white wines, not reds, a leading Soave oenologist has said.

Friday, June 17th, 2016 No Comments »

Szabo: volcanic wine impossible to define

Volcanic wine is an impossible category to define scientifically, John Szabo MS, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject, has said.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 No Comments »

New study strengthens case against soil-based minerality

A new study has provided further evidence that the perception of minerality in wine is not linked to soil.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 9 Comments »

Terroir: microbes, not soil?

The sensory perception of terroir in wine is likely to derive more from bacterial and yeast influences than soil, according to a new report that questions the validity of “minerality” as a flavour descriptor.

Friday, May 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Q&A: Sébastien Jacquey of Le Clos Jordanne

We talk to Sébastien Jacquey, winemaker at Le Clos Jordanne in Ontario, Canada, about why Chardonnay is one of the greatest grape varieties for expressing terroir.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 No Comments »

Nutrients not the cause of minerality

Minerality in wine is most likely to stem from volatile thiols or esters and not directly from nutrients in the soil, according to this month’s db.

Monday, March 11th, 2013 3 Comments »

Bacteria, not blending, brings complexity

Complexity in wine is a function of soil bacteria and not winemaking, according to Michel Chapoutier.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 2 Comments »

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