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What better way to toast St. Patrick’s Day than with the band The Irish Times calls “a spirit-raising concoction”? Celebrate the day of the year when everyone is a little Irish with one of Ireland’s most acclaimed traditional music ensembles. For two decades, this band hailing from County Waterford has been entertaining audiences internationally with its breathtaking vocals in Irish and English and virtuoso performances on traditional Celtic instruments. Irish Music Magazine rightly praises that Danú “stirs the blood and lifts the heart.” Beer tastings take place beforehand in the Corin Courtyard  from 6pm - 7pm. Free admission (21 and over) with ticket to Danú.

  • March 26: Spring Friends Sense-ation

A private gathering to thank our friends and supporters, the evening will include a variety of UC Davis student-led sensory experiences. Join us to learn about spherification (how to turn liquids into solids), glassology (how the shape of the glass can change the taste of sparkling wine) and "blind" tasting (how tasting wine without your sense of sight changes the experience). Click here to learn how to join the Friends of the RMI program.

This educational program is designed for beekeepers of all experience levels, including gardeners, farmers and anyone interested in the world of pollination and bees. In addition to our speakers there will be an active ‘Buzz Way’ featuring graduate student research posters, the latest in beekeeping equipment, books, honey, plants and much more.

Hosted by the Robert Mondavi Institute, the Walt Klenz Lectureship Series brings wine industry leaders to UC Davis to share their expertise on varying aspects the wine business with UC Davis Students and community. Richard Mendelson is the featured speaker. He is an internationally-recognized expert on vineyard and wine law and related land use, intellectual property, business.

  • May 21: Glassology (Details TBD)

A class that will examine the effects of glass shape on the taste of sparkling wine, led by Sue Langstaff of Applied Sensory in Sacramento, Calif.

The essential sensory course for the professional buyer, importer, category manager, producer, or anyone who wants to gain expertise in evaluating olive oil. Sensory, culinary, chemistry and policy experts guide you through a unique tasting and educational odyssey. Attend both courses for the definitive Master experience – more than 100 olive oils from around the world!

Lead by one of the world's top olive oil experts, Leandro Ravetti, this four day course will cover the ins and outs of olive oil milling.

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      Annual Event

      Uncorked at the Mondavi Center

      Sept 2013-May 2014

      Each month, from September 2013 through May, 2014, RMI selects a winemaker for a special complimentary pouring in the Mondavi Center's Bartholomew Room before selected Mondavi Center presentations.

      Upcoming Events
      May 19, 2015

      Walt Klenz Lectureship Series: Richard Mendelson

      The Robert Mondavi Institute’s Walt Klenz Lectureship Series is a bi-annual event sponsored by Treasury Wine Estates, which brings world-famous wine makers and wine industry professionals to the UC Davis campus. The lectures attract a wide audience, and have featured myriad topics relating to the wine industry and its diverse array of professionals, each with unique perspectives, fascinating insights, and captivating stories. Past speakers include Zelma Long, owner of Vilafonté Vineyards, James Beard Award-winner Merry Edwards, and David Pearson, CEO of Opus One.

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