Viticulture - n. : the cultivation or culture of grapes
Enology - n. :a science that deals with wine and wine making
The V&E Department combines the sciences of viticulture and enology in a single research and teaching unit that encompasses all of the scientific disciplines that impact grape growing and winemaking. For over one hundred years the University of California has maintained an active and productive program in research and education in viticulture and enology. The continuing excellence of the Department has enabled California growers and vintners to develop practices that have allowed the Golden State to achieve its potential and become a premier wine-producing region.
Leon D. Adams Scholarship
Leon D. Adams was a wine historian by title, but he was also a sharp wine judge and great wine writer. Many considered Adams to be the "Dean of American wine writers." Adams penned two seminal volumes on wine: Wines in America and The Commonsense Book of Wine. He firmly believed that Americans should drink wine with meals, and further believed that America would not become of age as a wine drinking nation until wine became as cheap as milk. Adams passed away in 1995, at the age of 95.
The Leon D. Adams Research Scholarship was established in 1985 by the members of the Society of Medical Friends of Wine to commemorate the leadership provided by Mr. Adams since 1938 in establishing progra...