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Walt Klenz Lectureship Series on Wine Business: Karen MacNeil, Writing in the Wine World

The Robert Mondavi Institute’s Walt Klenz Lectureship Series on Wine Business is a bi-annual event sponsored by Treasury Wine Estates, which brings world-famous wine makers and wine industry professionals to the UC Davis campus. The lectures attract a wide audience, and have featured myriad topics relating to the wine industry and its diverse array of professionals, each with unique perspectives, fascinating insights, and captivating stories. 


Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $25 (General); $10 (Students) Use discount code: QUJAZEDYGB



5:30 - 6:00 pm - Welcome reception, book sales and exhibit viewing of Karen MacNeil works

6:00 - 7:15 pm - Lecture "Writing in the Wine World"

7:15 - 8:00 pm - Reception



Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater, Robert Mondavi Institute Sensory Building



Karen MacNeil is the author of The Wine Bible and creator and editor of WineSpeed. She has won numerous awards, including the James Beard Award for Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year, the Louis Roederer Award for Best Consumer Wine Writing, and the International Wine and Spirits Award as the Global Wine Communicator of the Year. MacNeil was previously a wine correspondent for the Today Show, host of the Emmy award-winning PBS series “Wine, Food and Friends with Karen MacNeil,” and USA Today’s first Food and Wine Editor.


Please contact rmievents@ucdavis.edu or call (530)752-4180 for registration or program questions.

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Mar 13, 2024

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5:30 p.m.

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Robert Mondavi Institute Sensory Building, Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024