About: Alex Maltman
- Role : Teaching Scholar
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- Experience : Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences
- Specialist in : grown vines and made wine
Alex Maltman is Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University, in Wales, U.K. Alongside a long and decorated research and teaching career in Geology, for over forty years he has grown vines and made wine as a hobby.
The Wine Education Council will host a series of seminars with distinguished Professor Alex Maltman, author of Vineyards, Rocks, & Soils: The Wine Lover’s Guide to Geology. Professor Maltman will provide an introduction to the basic principles of geology in the context of wine, and examine the connection between wine and geology. He will generally explain the geological processes that shape vineyards, and on the minerals, rocks, and soils that host the vines. More specifically, the seminars will focus on the role of geology in wine production, and evaluate the idea that flavors of the soil can be transmitted by vine roots to the grapes, particularly in the context of minerality, terroir, and wine taste.