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The History of California Wine in 20 Labels

May 25, 2017

Join us as wine historian James Lapsley takes us on a journey from the days of the Gold Rush, which drove a new thirst for domestic wine, to today's market of nearly-endless consumer choice. Beautiful vintage wine labels from the collections at the California Historical Society and the UC Davis Library illuminate each chapter in the story of California wine. Following the talk, Darrell Corti will present a tasting of “historical” wines.

Advanced Mead Making

June 19-22, 2017

The mead industry is the fastest-growing segment of the beverage market. Advanced Mead Making is a 4 day short course designed for those who have been making mead for at least three years and have completed approximately 30 fermentations. This is the ideal course for anyone planning to open their own meadery, or hoping to learn how best to run an existing meadery. The Center has collaborated with leading meadmakers to design a course that addresses the most important problems and questions mead makers face. Hosted by the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute.

Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil Certificate Course Parts I & II

June 26-29, 2017

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. The lessons are useful for tasters at any level of experience. Attendees receive the Olive Oil Defects Wheel, a booklet with presentations, and a flash drive with presentations and supplemental materials (part II). Hosted by the UC Davis Olive Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute.

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