UC Davis holds one of the largest collections on wine, viticulture, and enology in the country. It is particularly strong in wine pamphlets, but also contains rare books and artists’ books on wine; photographs and ephemera from the collections of leading wine writers and winemakers such as Robert Mondavi and Hugh Johnson; vintage wine labels and menus collected by Maynard A. Amerine, professor of viticulture and enology; and research materials from emeritus faculty who helped shape UC Davis’ viticulture and enology department. An online introduction to the collection is available here.
Two related events are taking place on Saturday afternoon, with a YouTube live-stream for those of us attending virtually:
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM (PST) — “Good Words Make Better Wine: Building the UC Davis Library's Wine Writers Collection” with Jullianne H. Ballou
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST) — “The UC Davis Library Wine Collection: Origins, Highlights, and Use” with Christine Cheng and Axel Borg