PubTalk 9/2004 — The Winemaker's Dance

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Connecting Geology and Wine in Napa Valley

by David G. Howell, Geologist Emeritus

  • Does a glass of wine really contain 100 million years of geologic history ?
  • How did continental glaciation help shape the Napa Valley's soils?
  • Are the hills in Napa Valley that help control its microclimates really megalandslides?
  • What effect will global warming have on the vineyards?
  • If "2-buck chuck" is drinkable, why bother with a $100 bottle of wine?
  • Do wine critics play a role in influencing the "quality" of wine?

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Image Dimensions: 320 x 240

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Length: 01:07:43

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US

Transcript

Contact wmcesic@usgs.gov for transcript.