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For nearly a century, the UC Davis Library has supported excellence in viticulture and enology teaching and research. Over that time, the library has built what renowned wine writer Hugh Johnson called “the greatest wine library in the world,” including 30,000 books in more than 50 languages, rare books and manuscripts, historic records and research data, and materials in every medium, from wine labels to videos.
Driven by climate change, catastrophic wildfires may be the new normal in California. Seven of the 20 deadliest and most destructive fires in the state’s history have been in the last five years. 600,000 acres — five percent of the state — have burned. Yet the implications for agriculture, including ...
June 11, 2019 • Jessica Nusbaum
We’re grateful for all of the women who’ve helped to build the wine industry. Today we came across an article on MaryAnn Graf in Leon Adams’ archive — Box 1. Graf was the first woman to graduate from UC Davis with a degree in Fermentation Sciences, in 1965. In ...
March 8, 2019 • Jullianne Ballou
When Hugh Johnson, author of the ground-breaking World Atlas of Wine, decided to donate his archive of nearly 60 years of wine-book writing to the UC Davis Library in 2016, he explained that he had chosen UC Davis because, “It’s simply the greatest wine library in the world.” Today, that wine library had ...
January 7, 2019 • Jessica Nusbaum
Warren Winiarski, grape grower, winemaker, land preservationist and philanthropist, has committed $3.3 million to help us build the world’s most comprehensive collection on wine writers. We are honored and grateful to have his support. Winiarski’s gift in support of the UC Davis Library’s wine writer collections was inspired by ...
July 26, 2018
The catalogs from Sherry-Lehmann are the backbone of our recently created, Price the Vintage, an application built to help crowdsource the extraction of historic prices from wine sales catalog.  But what, you might ask, is Sherry-Lehmman?  In 1934, legendary Prohibition bootlegger, Jack Aaron took ...
December 3, 2017 • Axel Borg
Don’t miss this wonderful interview with our wine and food science bibliographer Axel Borg, published recently by GuildSomm, a nonprofit international membership organization for sommeliers and wine professionals. As author Kelli White puts it: In this digital era, where the volume of available information can almost overwhelm, a great librarian ...
September 7, 2017 • Jessica Nusbaum