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Wine’s Great Places - The Geography of Wine


Monday, March 20, 2017


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


CCSU Main Campus, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT


Dr. Brian Sommers




Alumni Hall

Course Description

Great wine seldom occurs by accident.  It comes from great wine places and from artisans who can maximize what their environments have to offer.  Wine thus gives us a ‘taste’ of its place of origin.  It is essentially geography in a bottle.  In this class we will talk about the environmental factors as well as the human element in the making of wine.  We will also sample some of the products of the wine-makers art.


This event includes a wine tasting and light appetizers.


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Instructor Information

Dr. Brian Sommers

Dr. Brian J. Sommers is the Assistant to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and Director of the International Studies program at Central Connecticut State University.  He has a PhD in Geography from the University of Arizona.  His research and teaching interests are in cultural geography and heritage landscapes.  Dr. Sommers’ interests in wine are as a result of work done while pursuing his master’s degree at Miami University (Ohio).  He is the author of “The Geography of Wine” published by Plume Press (2008).

Registration Closed – Course Full