8 - VEN 3 Lecture 8 Announcements This lecture was taught...

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VEN 3 Lecture 8 Announcements: This lecture was taught by guest speaker Dr. Jim Lapsley. Previous Lecture: The previous lecture was about sparkling wine. The professor went over the process of making sparkling wine and how it differs from the process of making table wine. History of Wine primarily a western beverage I. Ancient Cultures A. Mediterranean : first evidence of grape cultivation B. Phoenicians : earliest culture to which wine was an important trade item C. Egypt : wine consumed only by priests and royalty 1. Eventually lower class allowed to drink wine 2. Wine used in religious ceremonies D. Greece : wine associated with the worship of Dionysus 1. Greek wine became well-known throughout Europe 2. Two forms of drinking a. Symposium : Drinking together in private, purpose : witty conversation; wine diluted with water b. Bacchae : Religious festival outside amongst nature; purpose : inspiration/religious ecstasy; wine undiluted E. Romans : had greatest impact on the development of viticulture and enology
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course VEN VEN 003 taught by Professor Waterhouse during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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8 - VEN 3 Lecture 8 Announcements This lecture was taught...

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