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.
Mondavi Research Fund
The Mondavi Research Fund began as a retrospective tasting of Cabernet Sauvignons of the Charles Krug Winery and Robert Mondavi Winery, which was held on Thursday, June 13, 1985 at the Vineyard Room of the Robert Mondavi Winery at Oakville. The tasting was to honor the meritorious contributions made by Cesare, Robert, and Peter Mondavi to the California Wine Industry during their years together at Charles Krug and the years that followed. It was also at this event that they introduced the joint venture, Opus One, with Baron Philippe de Rothschild.
Michael Broadbent, master of Wine and Director of Christie's, conducted the tasting along with Dennis Foley, Master Sommelier, who decanted and poured the wines. Forty-one part...