Wine, Behind the Curtain

Wine, Behind the Curtain

Most people enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner, and some discuss the complexities of taste, but we’re returning to basics. What is wine? How is it made? Let’s start from the beginning and build a base of understanding to explore all things wine in the Wine, Behind the Curtain series. We’ll share how to experience your favorite bottle and what decisions or locations affect its flavor and aroma. Wine will be more interesting with your newfound knowledge, and you will have more fun discussing wine with your friends. Join us for this new series from the College of Science and Mendoza College of Business in collaboration with the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at UC Davis, and co-sponsored by Notre Dame Family Wines, YoungND and Notre Dame Senior Alumni.

The Science & Business of Wine, Spirits & Beer will consist of 5 different multi-episode series taking place over the next year:

  • The Science & Business of Wine: Wine, Behind the Curtain (Launching in October 2022)
  • The Science & Business of Spirits (Launching in November 2022)
  • The Science & Business of Beer (Launching in February 2023)
  • Wines of the World (Launching in Summer 2023)
  • State of the Industry: Wine, Beer & Spirits (Launching in Summer 2023)

Want to take the party home? For each of the 5 series, a Giveaway Prize will be awarded to a series registrant drawn at random. Each Giveaway Prize will include:

  • Notre Dame Family Wines Wine Carrier
  • 2 Notre Dame Family Wines Bottle Stoppers
  • 1 night at Morris Inn Notre Dame (black out dates apply)
  • 1 dinner for 2 (black out dates apply) at Rohr’s at the Morris Inn Notre Dame
  • ThinkND embossed hardcover notebook and pen
  • A set of Notre Dame coasters
  • and more!

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Series Description

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Format Length Title Speaker
Article 1 minute Meet the Faculty: Holly Goodson Holly Goodson, University of Notre Dame
Article 1 minute Meet the Faculty: Andrew Waterhouse Andrew Waterhouse '77, UC Davis
Video 80 minutes Sips & Bites: Orange vs. Red, Tasting Experimental Wines Andrew Waterhouse '77, UC Davis
Video 1.5 minutes An Introduction to Wine 101 Andrew Waterhouse '77, UC Davis
Article 1 minute How to Taste Wine Notre Dame Family Wines
Article 1 minute Notre Dame Family Wines Tasting Placemat Notre Dame Family Wines
Video 3 minutes Ask a Sommelier Greg Tucker, Notre Dame Family Wines
Video 60 minutes View the Event
Article Additional Resources