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Ancient Alcohol After Hours Tour and Wine Pairing (Virtual)

Thursday, January 13, 2022, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Online (Dial-in details provided after registration)
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Center City
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Uncover 9,000 years of wine culture around the globe in this virtual tour of ancient winemaking!

In partnership with Penn Museum, you're invited to join us for a historical - and fun! - virtual exploration of the role of wine in the human story, from agriculture and trade to social life and religion.

What we'll cover:
- Learn how wine is fermented from palm tree sap — a method still enjoyed by many cultures today
- See what happens when you add resin, fruit, or even cheese to your glass!
- Hear from archaeological scientists about ancient plant remains and grape DNA
- Get answers to your history and wine-related questions by our expert tour guide, Janelle Sadarananda 

Drinking together has been a tradition for thousands of years. Log on, pour yourself a glass, and let us be your designated driver as you party with our ancestors like it’s 7000 BCE!

We are offering participants three wine pairing suggestions that relate to the content of the tour. Buy all three, or just try one - the choice is up to you! We will guide you along all three wines throughout the program. While the brand can be guided by your preference, the wine varieties that we suggest you purchase are Rosé, Gewurtztraminer (white), and Sangiovese (red). (We will begin with the Rosé if you want to pour that one first...)

About our event host
Janelle Sadarananda will be your guide for the evening. Janelle Sadarananda is a PhD candidate in Penn's Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World graduate program. She received her BA in Classical Civilization from the University of Richmond. Her current research focuses on pottery production in Greece in the 6th century BCE, and she is also interested in conservation and site preservation. She has worked on archaeological excavations in Greece and Turkey, including Penn's excavations at Gordion.

This event is open to Walnut Club members and guests who are interested in learning more about our organization.

There is no fee for members to attend. Non-member guest tickets are $20. All tickets are non-refundable. 

Members must be logged into the website in order to register.
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