Worth blowing your top over

Volcanoes have deservedly been getting some bad press in the past few weeks, with endless plumes of Icelandic ash leading to air transport chaos across Europe.

15th May, 2010

Volcanoes have deservedly been getting some bad press in the past few weeks, with endless plumes of Icelandic ash leading to air transport chaos across Europe.

But there is another side to volcanoes, one where they are the heroic activists with a hand in the creation of some of the finest vineyard soils the earth has ever known.

Geology plays a huge part in creating good wines. For example, a deposit of Kimmeridge (a chalky,...

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