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Vineyards, Rocks, and Soils: The Wine Lover's Guide to Geology

Alex Maltman


Jurassic, basalt, moraine, flint, alluvial, magma: what are these words and what do they have to do with wine? The answers are here in this book. They are geological terms that reflect a bond between wine and the land. Understanding geology, however, is tricky. Geological concepts are obscure; processes can be imperceptibly slow, invisible, and unimaginably ancient. The terminology is formidable, such that even the names of common rocks carry an air of mystery. Geology is introduced plainly, starting with basic principles, all in the context of wine. The emphasis is on the kinds of processes t ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190863289
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190863289.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Maltman, author