Book Feast: Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine by Kevin Begos
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: (585) 785-1454
Time: 5:30 PM
Begin the evening at 5:30 p.m. in the designated Book Feast private dining room in the FLCC Student Center and get acquainted with your fellow dinner companions over award-winning wine created by students in FLCC's viticulture program. A gourmet dinner created by students and faculty in the Culinary Arts capstone course will be served at 6 p.m. Participants will then savor four courses and delve into a lively discussion led by an FLCC faculty or community member who will offer a unique perspective on the evening's book selection. Space is limited to 12 guests per evening.
Moderated by Meaghan Frank, General Manager at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
In search of a mysterious wine he once tasted in a hotel room minibar, journalist Kevin Begos travels along the original wine routes-from the Caucasus Mountains, where wine grapes were first domesticated eight thousand years ago, crossing the Mediterranean to Europe, and then America-and unearths a whole world of forgotten grapes, each with distinctive tastes and aromas. We meet the scientists who are decoding the DNA of wine grapes, and the historians who are searching for ancient vineyards and the flavors cultivated there. Begos discovers wines that go far beyond the bottles of Chardonnay and Merlot found in most stores and restaurants, and he offers suggestions for wines that are at once ancient and new.