Lectures and Special Events
A Natural History of Wine
November 17, 2015
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.
Pheasant's Tears Rkatsiteli 2013
Vinoterra Kisi 2012
Boutari Moschofilero 2014
A book signing will follow the lecture.
Special thanks to Georgian Wine House
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