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.
Michael Bonaccorsi Scholarship Fund
Photo features Andrew Waterhouse with Steve Wallace, owner of Wally's Wine World and Ron Runnebaum, recipient of the Michael Bonaccorsi scholarship at the August 2006 event.
Michael Bonaccorsi was sommelier at Spago Restaurant in Beverly Hills and became the twentieth American to be awarded the Master Sommelier Diploma. The New York Times called him "possibly the best young sommelier in America." In 1999, Micheal and wife Jenne Lee Bonaccorsi formed the Bonaccorsi Wine Company. Michael died unexpectedly in January of 2004 at the age of 43. He was survived by his wife Jenne Lee, parents--Ralph and Lois, and 11 brothers and sisters.
The Michael Bonaccorsi Scholarship Fund was cre...