Archived Events

Sips and Bites: Disrupting the Beer/Wine Paradigm

Beer and wine have remained distinct and very different beverages, made from grain or grapes respectively.  In fact, breweries cannot ferment simple grape juice or sell wine according to US law.  And of course, consumers consider one or the other during happy hour.  The Bruery is challenging this

Picnic Day at the RMI

Picnic Day is one of UC Davis’ most revered traditions and serves as the university’s annual Open House for prospective and current students, families, alumni, staff, faculty, and the greater Davis and regional communities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 Picnic Day is going to be virtual.

Pioneering Online Wine Sales

As our world slows down to combat Covid-19, businesses are forced to adapt to rising digital experience expectations. Wine consumption has significantly increased, and online sales have exploded.

Growing Real Beef Without the Moo

Growing Real Beef Without the Moo: The Future of the Cultured Meat Industry

The growing human population is increasing demand for food, and rising incomes are raising demand for meat.

Sips and Bites: The Many Flavors of Chocolate

How are different types of chocolate made, and why do the same chocolates sometimes taste different? Join us for a conversation and chocolate tasting with two generations of UC Davis alumni chocolate scientists!

Sips and Bites: Eau de Vie Pear Brandy

The event:

While traditional brandy is distilled with grapes and then aged, fruit brandy—or eau de vie, which translates to “water of life”—is distilled with fruits other than grapes, and promptly bottled to preserve the fruit’s aroma and freshness.

Sips and Bites: Matthiasson Wines

The event:

In the crowded landscape of Napa Valley wineries, Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson have carved out a unique place for sustainably-produced wines.