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By Karen Nikos-Rose on October 25, 2017

From Vine to Wine: Highlights from Special Collections at Library

“The Emergence of Modern California Wine: A Conversation” — Panel discussion covering the period from the 1976 Judgment of Paris — which put California wine on the global map — to today (including the recent fires). The panelists: Hugh Johnson, world-renowned British wine writer; Bob Thompson, California wine writer; and Warren Winiarski, Napa winemaker. Moderator: Narsai David, food and wine editor, KCBS Radio, San Francisco. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, Shields Library, UC Davis. RSVPs required by Wednesday, Nov. 1.

The exhibition, showing now through January 2018, includes:

  • Research materials from emeritus faculty who helped shape UC Davis’ viticulture and enology department into the global leader it is today, including Albert J. Winkler and Harold P. Olmo
  • Vintage wine labels and menus collected by Maynard Amerine, legendary professor of viticulture and enology
  • Photographs and other materials from the collections of leading wine writers and winemakers such as Robert Mondavi, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson
  • Rare books on wine and more

You will find this exhibition in the display cases outside Special Collections on the first floor of the library.

Contributed by Shields Library and Dateline.

Lecturer to share his experiences on occupied Palestinian West Bank Oct. 30, Mondavi Center

This lecture, "Freedom and Despair: A View From the South Hebron Hills," is based on 15 years of peace work in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. The speaker, David Shulman, will present a grass-roots view of reality as seen in the tiny encampments and villages of the desert hills south of the city of Hebron. Here Palestinian farmers and shepherds face the threat of expulsion from their lands and homes as well as daily violence from Israeli settlers, soldiers, and policemen. The struggle to help this Palestinian civilian population survive under extreme conditions inevitably confronts us with classic human questions: What does one do with despair? Can it be used to good effect? What does it mean to seek the humane, or the simply decent action in situations of deep ambiguity? Is moral action wedded to concrete results? Does an ethical act live on in the world even if no one witnesses it or knows of it? Can one achieve inner freedom in the face of external cruelty? Is it in our nature to be free? Does the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King still offer hope?

The speaker is professor emeritus of Indian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The evening's moderator will be David Biale, Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History, Department of History, College of Letters and Science, UC Davis. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre.

Dia de los Muertos event is Nov. 4

TANA will hold its annual Dia de los Muertos event at its headquarters in Woodland from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. TANA, or Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer, is located at 1224 Lemen Ave., Woodland.

More information.

TANA art by Elyse Doyle-Martinez