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The Wet Stones Experiment: Wine Tasting & Workshop

Wine Adventures Magazine + Sommelier Services

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

The Wet Stones Experiment: Wine Tasting & Workshop

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The Wet Stones Experiment: Minerality in Wine

Minerality in wine is like pornography, says someone big in wine (who I can't recall at the moment). You can't define it, but you know it when you see it. Or in this case, when you taste it.

Here's the thing. Those who use the word "mineral" to describe wine don't actually agree on what that means. Some mean lack of fruit, others mean that it literally tastes like a mouthful of rocks. Still others say it means terroir. Science says it doesn't exist. But they all agree: there is a certain je ne sais quoi in the wine.

We’ll do a “wet stones” (a term often used to describe the undefinable mineral characteristic) experiment. We'll sniff and taste a mouthful of rocks wet and dry. Maybe I'll write about. Maybe I’ll even quote you, with your permission, of course.

Then we’ll taste a flight of wines described to be chock full of minerality (both whites and reds) with a few small bites. And maybe, just maybe, we’ll find a new, better way to describe this characteristic of wine.

This is the third of four mini Wine Appreciation Tastings/Workshops over four Wednesday evenings this October. Come to one or come to them all! Come on your own or come with a friend. Be assured, you'll multiply the pleasure factor in your life while meeting other wine lovers in this small, social and casual tasting. (10 participants)

*This tasting will take place around a beautiful teak table with Riedel glasses at a private home in central Vancouver, a short walk from Skytrain, Transit hub. Exact Address and directions to be sent out to registered participants a week before the tasting. *No refunds. *If new or unknown to, Welcome! You'll be asked to provide a short blurb about yourself.

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Gloria Chang is a WSET Certified wine lover and writer who believes that all good things start with delicious eats and drinks at the table.

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Vancouver, BC

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Wine Adventures Magazine + Sommelier Services

Wine Adventures Magazine is an independent provider of wine journalism and sommelier services with a fresh Canadian perspective that speaks to an international audience curious about the world. The primary goal is pleasure for your palate. Exploration for your soul. Learning for your brain. We bring pleasure to the table, a story behind every sip, and a passion for wine and culinary adventures.

Founder and organizer Gloria Chang brings more than 15 years of professional journalism and multimedia storytelling experience together with her love for the culinary arts. Based in Vancouver, Canada, she is a journalist, writer and broadcaster by day, and a wine educator by night.

Stories and wine: A perfect pairing of her two greatest passions. Join us!

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