October 15 2012 issue
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Wine Science: Minerality in Wine Jamie GoodeWhat is minerality? Can it be defined as a tasting term or linked to chemicals present in wine? These are complicated questions to answer; indeed, when I called up one source and told him that I wanted to quiz him on the topic, his immediate response was, "Minerality? Oh, God!" I can’t promise total illumination, but with the help of some notables in the wine trade, I will attempt to shed a bit of light on the subject—and, at the very least, to frame the questions surrounding minerality in...
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