Author: Guest Author

California Wine & Its History: A Memorable Journey

Hello, readers and champions of this phenomenal SLO Wine History Project. My name is Gail Unzelman, a California wine historian of many decades, now pretty much retired. (Which we all know is impossible.) SLO Director Libbie has asked me to contribute a little something about my California wine history writings and experiences — which I am honored to do.

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Department of Viticulture & Enology at the University of California, Davis

Established on the Davis campus in 1935 following the repeal of Prohibition, this research department combines the sciences of viticulture (cultivation of grapevines) and enology (the study of wine and winemaking) in a single research and teaching unit that encompasses all of the scientific disciplines that impact grape growing and winemaking: chemistry, genetics, microbiology, chemical engineering, horticulture, biochemistry, plant physiology, and sensory science. The department is celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2020.

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