Monthly "Taste the World" series runs February - April

Join us in supporting underrepresented students, while learning about famous wines and wine regions from world-renowned faculty in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis. Each lecture will take you along an entertaining travelogue, include a guided wine tasting experience and will introduce you to hidden gems from across the globe.

Register for the 3 month series:
Public - $200
Friends of the RMI, UC Faculty, Staff and Students - $150

Or register for a single day:
Public - $75
Friends of the RMI, UC Faculty, Staff and Students - $60

To register, please visit: www.RobertMondaviInstitute.ucdavis.edu


Australia—Friday, February 22, 2013
David Block, Ernest Gallo endowed chair, professor and chair of the Department of Viticulture and Enology, is known for his teaching skills as well as the wide range of research since joining UC Davis, from development of fermentation datamining, modeling and optimization methods to catalytic conversion of agricultural waste streams into fuels and value-added chemicals.

Italy—Friday, March 22, 2013
Andrew Waterhouse, professor and an internationally recognized wine chemist, is currently interested in the effect of oxidation on wine chemistry and how this oxidation affects important quality parameters of wine, such as taste and color. Waterhouse is currently testing some new theories on wine oxidation chemistry.

South Africa—Friday, April 26, 2013
Anita Oberholster. Born in South Africa, Oberholster obtained her undergraduate training at Stellenbosch in chemistry and biochemistry, returning to work in the Department of Viticulture and Enology for 9 years before joining UC Davis in 2011 as cooperative extension specialist in enology. Her research mostly focuses on the influence of viticulture and winemaking practices on grape and wine composition and quality with a special emphasis on phenolic composition and mouth-feel.