9 - VEN 3 Lecture 9 Announcements None Previous Lecture The...

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VEN 3 Lecture 9 Announcements None Previous Lecture The previous lecture was about the history of wine. We looked at the role ancient cultures and Europe played in the development and spread of wine, as well as the key roles wine played in these cultures and trade. I. Topics A. Search for the right variety in the right locations B. New producers try new ideas C. The role of science and research in winemaking II. Immigrant Family Tale A. Family settled in Minnesota as house proprietors B. Bought grapes for prohibition, became grape broker, settled in Lodi C. Sold bulk to East coast/ bought another winery for bottled products 1. y bulk it meat not labeled; sold to individual buyers who labeled it with their own brand D. After the father died, his 2 sons did not get along; one brother split off from the family b usiness and started his own winery, which became very successful E. This man was Robert Mondavi , 1. he later donated 25million to UC Davis, which became the Mondavi Center III. Boom/Bust Cycle IV. California Grapes A. Mission Grape : CA’s first vinifera 1. low color, low acid; makes equally poor red & white wine
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VEN 3 Lecture 9 2. recently identified as a Listan Prieto, a variety from S. Spain
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