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New York City Alumni & Parent Event

Date: 6:00pm EDT April 2, 2016

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Join undergraduate, graduate, and law alumni, parents, and friends for a special event, featuring Deborah Heath Associate Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Gender Studies Program, and wine connoisseur. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting with undergraduate, graduate, and law alumni, parents, and friends. Professor Heath will discuss her research, highlight the natural wine movement and provide samples of a number of natural wines. 

Saturday, April 2, 6 p.m.
Screening Room and Bar
Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11249
Social, presentation and wine tasting

This event costs $12 and includes hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
If you have difficulties registering, please call 503-768-7950.


Deborah Heath on Natural Wines and Living Soils
A growing movement of wine producers and consumers is taking issue with commodified wines that use chemical inputs to produce standardized results.  Instead, alternative approaches favor minimal intervention in both the vineyard and the cellar. Prof. Deborah Heath and her students have investigated these champions of low-input wine and their sometimes esoteric practices from an anthropological perspective.  The talk will include highlights from travels to wine regions including France, Sicily, Argentina, New Zealand, and the Republic of Georgia, as well as the US West Coast. The Wyeth Hotel, which just hosted the first natural wine fair in the NYC area, will have some of these lively wines to sip during the presentation.