USGS: Meinert on the geology of good taste

The Science of Good Taste – Geology, Wine, and Food

Collage includes a cluster of wine grapes, a vineyard and assorted vegetables

Mounds of grape seeds in prehistoric caves testify that early people had more than a passing acquaintance with wine. Records of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks also contain observations that certain lands seemed to produce better food and wine than others. This is still true today as adjoining farms may share climate, slope and viticulture, yet produce crops that are vastly different. The simple question is, “Why?” This lecture will address how physical factors affect viticulture and food, examining some food and wine producing areas in France, California, and Washington State.

Time: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 • 7-8pm

Speaker: Larry Meinert

Location: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20192

Phone:  703-648-4748

Please Note: This event takes place at a Federal Facility — Photo Id is Required

FREE and Open to the Public

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