How do you explain a connection between what's in the ground and what ends up in your glass? Call it terroir, but certainly there is some dirt to dig up on the relationship between soil and wine. Here are 5 views to get you thinking how roots get into your Riesling.
Will Lyons on why winemakers are "obsessed with the earth."
Lyons references Jamie Goode multiple times in his post. Here are some of Goode's thoughts on the matter that, though from over a decade ago, give a great overview of issues we are still grappling with, scientifically and philosophically, with wine. Plus, tasting soil and making wine with added rocks!
Not enough science for you? The Soil Science Society of America has got knowledge in spades. And even throws down the gauntlet: North Carolina State University Professor John Havlin declares, “The plant cannot take up compounds from the soil that you would consider flavor.”
List time! Do you agree with this Top 10, or are you outraged by both its order and omissions?
Grape Collective Contributor Katherine Cole reveals the three to know in Oregon's best-known wine region.