A Sensory Adventure with the Caltech Associates: Decoding the Science of Taste and Smell


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Join us on February 12 for a Napa Valley-themed wine and food tasting as you learn about their flavors and taste from Caltech researchers and oenophiles. We know Valentine’s Day might look a little different this year. That’s why the Caltech Associates have created a unique experience that brings together superb wine, great friends, and an exploration into the science of smells, taste, and flavors!

New York Times best-selling author and James Beard Awardee Harold McGee (BS ’73); Nobel Laureate and Caltech President Emeritus David Baltimore; professor of biology and director of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience David Anderson; senior faculty associate Alice Huang; and senior director and food science instructor Tom Mannion will be your guides through this sensory exploration.

The event is inspired by a 2017 Caltech Associates trip to Napa Valley and Harold’s latest book, Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smells.

This wine tasting package includes three wines:

2018 LOLA Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (750 ML)

2018 Luuma Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon (750 ML)

2019 Cherche Midi Rosé (750 ML)

How It Works

1. Register below by adding a wine tasting package to your cart and proceeding to checkout. We recommend registering no later than February 2 to ensure delivery by the event date. However, please review shipping options once you proceed to checkout.

2. Your wine will arrive within 2-3 days.

3. If you purchase wine, you will be automatically registered for the ZOOM webinar and will receive an email a week before the event with the link to join virtually on 2/12 at 5 PM PST.

4. You will also receive a separate email from the Caltech Associates (caltechassociates@caltech.edu) that includes a shopping list, specially designed by our speakers, of recommended food items to purchase to be ready for the event, as well as the link to Caltech’s bookstore to purchase a discounted and signed copy of Harold McGee’s book.

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