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Missouri by the Bottle: The Science and History of Missouri Wine – Please RSVP for Wine Tasting at 6:00 pm; Program Begins at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Join Dr. Keith Streigler and Dr. Elizabeth Barham, with the University of Missouri —Columbia’s Institute for Continental Climate Viticulture & Enology (ICCVE), to learn about the history of wine in the Missouri region and the science behind the perfect bottle.
Dr. Streigler, associate professor and viticulturist at the ICCVE, discusses current research related to wine production, as well as historic scientific work that utilized Missouri grapevines to save the French wine industry in the mid-1800s.
Dr. Barham, leader of the ICCVE’s Missouri Regional Cuisines Project, talks about current efforts to market Missouri wine and food products using labels of origin from distinct ecological regions, a practice that has been used for centuries in European countries, allowing consumers to distinguish among the unique tastes and attributes of wine and food products from different areas.
Arrive early to sample wine from some of Missouri’s best wineries.
Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63112
FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, but please RSVP by calling (314) 289-1468. Parking free in Museum lot or in Forest Park.
NOTE: There is also a Twilight Tuesday concert scheduled for this evening. Please plan to arrive early for parking.