Understanding Jiu: The History and Culture of Alcoholic Beverages in China

Symposium

This one-day, multidisciplinary symposium will explore the history and modern appreciation of alcoholic beverages (jiu) in China, starting with the oldest archaeological data and ending with the current explosion of interest in quality grape wine. The symposium will feature speakers and experts in social use/aesthetics, history, and technology, who will all discuss different facets of wine and other alcoholic beverages including the production and use of alcoholic beverages in traditional and modern China.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sensory Theater
Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
UC Davis

Program

Gala Dinner

The gala dinner follows the symposium, and begins with optional tours of the Robert Mondavi Institute Teaching and Research Winery, and a special tasting of many different Chinese jiu. A Chinese-style sit-down dinner and short program with remarks by Wente Family Estates Vice President for International Sales Michael Parr will address marketing wine to China.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Jiu Tasting and Tours
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Teaching and Research Winery
Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
UC Davis

Program