Wine Politics: How Politics Shapes the Wine We Drink

6:00 p.m.

Dr. Tyler Colman will discuss the politics of wine production in two of the biggest producer nations in the world, France and the United States, in conversation with Andrew F. Smith, professor in The New School Food Studies Program. This presentation will examine the significance of terroir, distribution networks, the alcohol laws of different states (some dating back to Prohibition), pricing, the role of wine criticism, and other factors that complicate the relationship between those who make wine and those who want to drink it.Tyler Colman is the author of Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink (University of California Press, 2008). He teaches wine classes at New York University and the University of Chicago. For more about him, visit his website, event is sponsored by the New School Food Studies Program.

Lang Café, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, ground floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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