Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Celebrating 125 Years of Research, Education and Outreach
Viticulture and Enology Program, UC Davis125th Anniversary Celebration 1880-2005
In 2005, the Department of Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the creation of its mission by the state of California. This event will be commemorated with a daylong program on June 28.

The morning session will begin with a lively multimedia presentation of the history of the Department of Viticulture and Enology and the California wine industry. The second session will cover the innovative vineyard and winemaking practices pioneered in California with a preview of future advances in the industry. The final session of the morning will discuss historical wine making recipes and include a tasting of wine styles of the last century.

The lunch will feature wines of our recent graduates and scholarship recipients, and will honor the investment in their careers made by our generous scholarship donors.

The afternoon sessions will celebrate the consumer. The first panel composed of renowned wine journalists and retailers will discuss the consumer's concept of California's style. This will be followed by a panel discussion by leading California winemakers on how they craft wines for today's marketplace. The final event of the program will cover the facts and myths of food and wine pairing and will highlight some of the latest results obtained by Professor Heymann on this timely topic. The day will end with a grand tasting of wines crafted by our alumni who are among the world's top winemakers. A gala dinner will cap off the evening.

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