Monday, May 6
A history of wine, its rituals, and its vessels
by Andy McConnell
Wine has sustained humanity for almost 10,000 years. While causing wars and riots, it has also helped broker peace and more commonly served as an aphrodisiac. Wine has been personified in the form of Gods and has been a catalyst in civilised entertaining and dining rituals. Bottom's Up! traces the story of wine throughout the ages. The lecturer also examines the extraordinary art and artifacts created throughout history to enhance the pleasure of wine.
Dealing with antiques since adolescence but served an apprenticeship in journalism. After working in music, film, and television, he returned to writing in 2004, authoring The Decanter, An illustrated History of Glass from 1650. He followed this in 2006 with Miller's 20th Century Glass. Andy is best known as the humorous glass specialist on BBC's evergreen Antiques Roadshow.
ARRIVE FROM 6:15 PM | LECTURE 7 PM
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Raffle tickets are sold at the door and cost $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Two winning tickets are drawn and the first winner takes the first pick. The raffle is drawn at the conclusion of the lecture.