Geography of food: Wines of the world
Monday June 5, 2017
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
~~Great wine seldom occurs by accident. It comes from great wine places and from artisans who can maximize what their environments have to offer. Wine thus gives us a ‘taste’ of its place of origin. It is essentially geography in a bottle. In this class we will talk about the environmental factors as well as the human element in the making of wine. We will also sample some of the products of the wine-makers art. Led by Dr. Sommers.
Ages 21+ for samples!
~~Dr. Brian J. Sommers is the Assistant to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and Director of the International Studies program at Central Connecticut State University. He has a PhD in Geography from the University of Arizona. His research and teaching interests are in cultural geography and heritage landscapes. Dr. Sommers’ interests in wine are as a result of work done while pursuing his master’s degree at Miami University (Ohio). He is the author of “The Geography of Wine” published by Plume Press (2008).
Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library
Location: Avon Library Community Room
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