The Problem with Minerality

A discussion of soil and geology with Earth Sciences professor Alex Maltman, Alsace producers Olivier Humbrecht and Phillipe Blanc and Master Sommelier and former geologist Wayne Belding.

If you want to download the podcast file directly you can subscribe on iTunes or visit www.guildpodcast.com

Or you can listen to an MP3 Version here.

Here are a few previous feature articles that provide some background on the topic:

Part 1: Soil Principles
Part 2: Vineyard Geology

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  • This podcast has been a great relief to me. Recently my little brother showed me this set of rocks he had for his science class. I thought "Oh this is great! I get to taste all these different rocks side by side." So I proceeded to try all twelve types of rock. Guess what I discovered. They all taste the same. I could detect no difference between flint and limestone or any other combination. They all taste like rock. At the time I thought there was something wrong with me. Like I lacked the physical ability to detect the subtle nuances between the rocks. Thank you for letting me relax a little.

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