Science Pub Eugene

Date: May. 9, 2013 Time: 7-9pm Located at: Cozmic, 199 W 8th Ave., Eugene
Who is this for: All ages Cost: $5 suggested donation

Science Pub Eugene

Crafting a Sense of Place – Understanding Wine Terroir
with Elizabeth Tomasino, Ph.D.

Is it reasonable to say that food products from different regions can be distinguished from one another?  Many producers believe that this and so some items are marketed as originating from a specific region, such as Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.  This suggests that geographic origin produces quality attributes that cannot be duplicated in other locations.

In this talk Elizabeth Tomasino will describe the factors that are important to wine terroir, including specific examples of Oregon terroir and how these compare to other famous wine terroir. She will also provide insight on a consumer’s view of terroir and how it relates to quality.

Elizabeth Tomasino, Ph.D. specializes in wine chemistry and sensory analysis, specifically determining the relationships between wine composition and sensory perception. Additionally she works on understanding and defining terroir from a sensory perspective. She received her doctorate from Lincoln University in New Zealand and has worked for E&J Gallo, Yalumba Winery (Australia) and Robert Mondavi Winery. Currently she is an assistant professor of enology at Oregon State University and core member of the Oregon Wine Research Institute. She also runs the OWRI sensory panel. Her work allows her to interact with the  wine industry in Oregon but also around the world and allows her to explore many different types of science. 

Science Pub Eugene is a monthly event open to all ages. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! 
$5.00 suggested cover charge. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!
Questions? E-mail sciencepub@omsi.edu.