Wine & Stone
Red or white, sweet or dry? The Wine & Stone presentation was developed as a unique way to show attendees what factors make stone hard or soft, veined or patterned, etc. For example, nutritionally restricted limestone soil gives more acidity to the wines grown there. Mineral composition also comes into play when talking about the characteristics of stone. Marbles are composed primarily of calcium carbonate which makes them less resistant to chemicals such as acids and bases. Find out more interesting facts that determine the characteristics of wine & stone!
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Find out how formation and mineral composition affect the characteristics of natural stone as a building material.
Compare and contrast similar types of stone.
Learn how to create appeal for natural stone by telling the interesting stories about how and why they look and perform differently than each other.
Learn how climate and soil factors affect the flavor and acidity of wine.
Badia Ontra (Ontra Stone Concepts), Lisa Dirk (Syverson Tile & Stone), Beth McBride (Montana Rockworks), Trudy Traino (Triton Stone Group)
Natural Stone Institute
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