Pheasant Ridge Winery is an absolute treasure, and I've written before about how much I enjoy an evening out there. It's a relaxed, happy and comfortable place- with absolutely delicious wines. Here's a pic of me and Boleo about 4 glasses deep, lol:

Pheasant Ridge frequently has fun and unique events on the weekends- everything from Gluckwein near Christmas to live music, and Sunday August 20th they are hosting a lecture. Which might sound boring to some, but I am totally 100% into it as it combines four things I love very much- science, classical history, wine and food. Emphasis on wine and food.

The event starts at 4pm and tickets are $10, which includes a glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres. Here's the details as per their Facebook Event page:

Join us as Dr. Stefan Estreicher gives his talk on the beginnings of wine and viticulture. We'll walk from antiquity to modern day wine making.

Stefan K. Estreicher received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Zürich in 1982, became a postdoc and then instructor at Rice University (Houston), and joined the faculty at Texas Tech University in 1986. He is now a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Physics. His theoretical research deals with defects in semiconductors and nanostructures, and their impact on the electrical, optical, and thermal properties of the material. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 1997 and of the Institute of Physics (UK) since 2006. He won the 2001 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize from the Humboldt Foundation. He has given over 50 invited and plenary conferences and over 100 technical seminars around the world.

He also has a deep interest in the history of wine, and has published multiple papers in this area.


Sounds beautifully edifying- and inebriating!