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November 6, 2012
Diane Noserale 703-648-4333 dnoseral@usgs.gov

The Science of Good Taste - Geology, Wine, and Food

Topic of Free Lecture Wednesday


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RESTON, Va. – Why certain lands produce better food and wine than others is the topic of a free public lecture Wednesday, November 7, at 7 p.m. at the U.S. Geological Survey National Center in Reston, Va. 

Titled, "The Science of Good Taste - Geology, Wine, and Food," the lecture takes place in a federal facility and a valid photo ID is required for entry by attendees 18 years of age and older. Attendees should plan to arrive at least 15 to 20 minutes early to process through security. 

For this lecture, USGS scientist Larry Meinert will address how physical factors affect viticulture and food, examining some food and wine producing areas in France, California, and Washington State.

For more information and directions visit the Public Lecture Series website.

Those unable to attend the lecture in person can follow it live on Twitter @USGSLive

These evening events are free to the public and intended to familiarize a general audience with science issues that are meaningful to their daily lives. USGS speakers are selected for their ability and enthusiasm to share their expertise with an audience that may be unfamiliar with the topic.

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