I just wish they'd have come up with a better name for this thing. I mean, if the Catholic Church can have the Diet of Worms, can't we have something more interesting on Terroir? Ah well. Terroir is a controversial enough word and concept, someone could put together a whole conference just to define it. Hey, wait a minute....
This coming March, the venerable U.C. Davis will be hosting something of a first: a conference that brings together geologists and vintners to talk about Terroir. This might have gone unremarked, except for the increasing discussions about it here on Vinography, and the fact, staggeringly, that this is the first time that this has really happened.
I'm a bit of a geology geek myself, so I'm pretty excited about the concept, at least. It will be interesting to see what the proceedings are like.
Check out the conference website.
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