The Masters of Social Gastronomy Present: A History of Wine at City Winery
Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of American food as a way to access stories of women, immigrants, and people of color, and to address issues of racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Her work has been featured inTheWall Street Journal andThe New York Times, as well as onAll Things Considered; and she has presented across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California. She is also 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy, a monthly food science and history talk at Caveat NYC, with Brainery co-founder Jonathan Soma.
Soma was born in the South, is what someone from the North would say. He co-founded the Brainery, is the sciencey half of Masters of Social Gastronomy, has more hobbies than can dance on the head of a pin, and loves Waffle House about eighteen times more than you.
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The Masters of Social Gastronomy and City Winery invite you to a night of wine-focused stories from the Old World and the New!
Sarah will be telling the tale of the Great French Wine Blight, when the scourge of phylloxera decimated the grape industry in 1800's Europe. This tiny insect changed the world of alcohol forever, paving the way for the rise and (scandalous!) fall of absinthe.
Soma will explore the world of legally-protected wine appelations and the concept of terroir. Learn the true impact of Prohibition and what one can really expect from Nebraska! Can a Champagne come from California, and does a rosé by any other name taste just as sweet?
This talk will be held at City Winery, located at 155 Varick Street in Manhattan, and drinks will be available from a cash bar of beer and wine (bring cash!). 21+ only. This event will be a mix of seating and standing room. Doors will open at 6:30, with talks beginning around 7pm.