An Evening With David Howell
-Vines and Strata Special Lecture-
“Geology and Wines of France”
Monday, March 4th, 7:15-9:00pm
David Howell takes us on an exciting journey to cover the wines and geology of France. He will cover everything from the breakup of the supercontinent Pangaea to the thick accumulation of tropical limestone, collisional tectonics in the Alps and the Pyrenees to the Rhône graben, Massif central volcanism to the Messinian salinity crisis, the Cistercian monks, the phylloxera epidemic, and the orderly AOCs (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) of today.
David Howell, retired USGS and Stanford University geologist, lives on a farm in New Hampshire and continues to teach and lead tours in California and France on the relationship between geology and wines. He is co-author of the “The Winemakers Dance” and has worked with Napa Valley vintners for over 25 years. David received a Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara and is a Fellow of AAAS and GSA.
This event is sponsored by Vines & Strata Vines & Strata is Stanford’s wine and geology society. They explore the interactions between the earth system (geologic history, rock formations, soils, and climate) and successful wine growing through through a number of winery/vineyard tours and tastings and speaker series.
Interested in a deeper dive into the geology and wines of France?
Join our wine and geology tours in Burgundy and Rhône in October 2019
This event is free but RSVP is required.
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