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.
Boswell Foundation/World Cooperage
Founded in 1912 by TW Boswell, World Cooperage is one of the top producers of American, French, and Eastern European oak barrels in the wine industry. Four generations of Boswells have been involved in the family business. Today, it is headed by John Boswell as CEO and he is asssited by Brad Boswell, Joe Boswell, and Amie Boswell Dewane. The company still expounds the values of it's founder: committment to a quality product with quality service. The company enjoys an international reputation for doing just that.
The Boswell Foundation and World Cooperage are donors to the department's winery campaign. The barrel room at the new winery will be named the World Cooperage Barrel Room, in honor of the family business.
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