Geology for Geeks

Corkbuzz Wine Studio, Greenwich Village Saturday April 14 2012 15:30 - 17:00

Oenophiles can bone up on the nuts and bolts of terroir at this in-depth lecture and tasting, led by master sommelier Laura Maniec. Soil is the main discussion topic: You'll learn about the effects that sand, stone, marl, loam, loess, clay and limestone have on wines. Maniec will also speak about the age and origins of these important soils and how they help determine which grapes vineyard owners choose to plant. Finally, you'll taste eight pours, noting the differences between a Chablis grown in chalk soil and a Vouvray raised in volcanic earth, and a Bordeaux that comes from gravel versus one that comes from sand.

Venue name: Corkbuzz Wine Studio
Address: 13 E 13th St
New York
Cross street: between Fifth Ave and University Pl
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 4:30pm–midnight; Thu 4:30pm–1am; Fri, Sat 2pm–1am; Sun 2pm-midnight
Transport: Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq
Price: $50