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Sunday, April 07, 2019

Wine & Masters

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Lecture and Wine Tasting: "Consuming the Still Life"

Please join us for a stimulating evening of wine and conversation at the Timken, the "jewel box" of Balboa Park. Renowned wine expert Rod Phillips will fascinate the audience with a lively discussion about the role that wine played in the lives of the Old Masters. Then he'll invite the audience to participate in one of the highlights of the evening: "wine tasting with the expert", including delicious wines from the local region. Rod will pique your interest with several fascinating questions as he speculates about: What did the Old Masters drink? Did they paint still life depictions of wine and the accompanying accouterments?  Who among them was a wine connoisseur?

“What drives me forward is the pleasure I get from experiencing wine, talking about it and introducing people to new wines and emerging wine regions around the world."  – Rod Phillips

Wine & Masters
Consuming the Still Life: What did the Old Masters drink?
Sunday, April 7, 2019
4:30 - 6:30 pm pm

4:30 Reception
5:00 Lecture: Consuming the Still Life
5:45 Intermission
6:00 Wine Tasting with the Expert

Tickets: $65 Member / $85 Non-member
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About the Speaker: Rod Phillips is a professor of history at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He writes regularly for the wine media in Canada and judges wine competitions internationally. He is the author of many books including: Wine: A Social and Cultural History of the Drink that Changed our Lives9000 Years of Wine: A World History; and French Wine: A History

Parking: Free parking is located throughout Balboa Park. Free tram service from the Inspiration Point lot and valet service at The Prado are available during select hours only. Please visit the Balboa Park website for locations and details -

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