Lectures and Special Events

A Natural History of Wine

November 17, 2015

A Natural History of Wine

Join Museum Curator Emeritus Ian Tattersall and Curator Rob DeSalle as they weave together their respective fields—paleoanthropology and molecular biology—in an exciting journey through the world of wine. Enjoy tastings and a grand tour of the science and history of wine that touches on physics, chemistry, evolution, climatology, anthropology, primatology, entomology, Neolithic archaeology, and even classical history.

Tastings include: 

Pheasant's Tears Rkatsiteli 2013

Vinoterra Kisi 2012

Loukatos Retsina

Boutari Moschofilero 2014

A book signing will follow the lecture. 

Special thanks to Georgian Wine House