FALL 2017

Chinese Wine & Food Lecture Series

The 24 Solar TermsRelated Chinese Food and Drinks 

Lecture delivered by Lifeng Wang & Carol Sa

Listed as UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage, the 24 solar terms were created by farmers in ancient China to guide the agricultural affairs and farming activities. The 24 solar terms reflect the changes in climate, natural phenomena, agricultural production, and other aspects of human life. This lecture will talk about typical Chinese food and drinks related to the terms and how they help to cure diseases and maintain health.

Tasting: 1 type of baijiu, 1 type of rice wine and Chinese dishes

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017

5:30-6:30 PM

3rd Floor Meeting Room, International Center, UC Davis,

463 California Avenue, Davis


Secrets of the Chinese Kitchen and Wine Brewing

Lecture delivered by Lifeng Wang & Carol Sa

What makes Chinese food so delicious? What are the secrets of brewing Chinese wine? The blend of five flavors, together with knife skills and optimal heating, is the top secret that makes Chinese food delicious. As for wine, Qu is the essence of the flavors of Chinese Wine. This presentation introduces the major seasonings of five flavors, the principles and methods of brewing Chinese Wine.

Tasting: 1 type of baijiu, 1 type of rice wine and Chinese dishes

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

5:30 - 6:30 PM

3rd Floor Meeting Room, International Center, UC Davis,

463 California Avenue, Davis



Dining and Drinking in China: Etiquette and Beyond

Lecture delivered by Lifeng Wang & Carol Sa

What makes Chinese food so delicious? What are the secrets of brewing Chinese wine? The blend of five flavors, together with knife skills and optimal heating, is the top secret that makes Chinese food delicious. As for wine, Qu is the essence of the flavors of Chinese Wine. This presentation introduces the major seasonings of five flavors, the principles and methods of brewing Chinese Wine.

Tasting: 1 type of baijiu, 1 type of rice wine and Chinese dishes

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017

5:30 - 6:30 PM

3rd Floor Conference Room, International Center, UC Davis,

463 California Avenue, Davis



Ancient casks