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Mead Making Bootcamp

January 12, 2017

Under the direction of Chik Brenneman, Winemaker for the Department of Viticulture and Enology along with Melissa Pellini, Assistant Winemaker, students will learn how to make mead. This hands-on course will feature small learning groups, each with its own UC Davis leader. Each group of 10 will follow a basic mead recipe, doing each step. Finally, students will bottle the mead made in previous workshops. Want to know more? Join us for the Introduction to Mead Making on Friday and Saturday.

Beginner's Intro to Mead Making

January 13-14, 2017

Brewers and winemakers alike know that the buzz in the world of alcoholic beverages is all about mead. Explore this fascinating fermented beverage from its rich history to its recent rebirth in America. Taste and learn the styles, ingredient selection and the steps to making good mead. The short course is coordinated with four of the leading mead makers in the United States, along with faculty and staff from the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis.

Uncorked: Itzhak Perlman & Rohan De Silva

January 14, 2017

An exclusive wine tasting in the Mondavi Center's Bartholomew Room for Friends of the Institute at the Reserve Level (and above) before selected Mondavi Center presentations. 2017 begins with a pouring by Francis Ford Coppola Winery, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM before a performance by Itzhak Perlman and Rohan De Silva at 8:00 PM.

Olive Oil Symposium

January 17, 2017

Come see the future of California’s booming olive oil industry!  Top industry and academic experts will examine market trends, reveal new research and discuss the gains made by the newly established Olive Oil Commission of California.  The symposium also will review the best practices that growers and processors have employed to maximize their profitability.

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