Napa Valley College to Host Wine and Words

Wine meets whodunit at a unique wine tasting and mystery novel event

October 13th – NAPA VALLEY- Napa Valley College will host the first in a series of Friday evening events, “Wines & Words”, celebrating the NVC wine program and its remarkable faculty. The guest speaker for the inaugural event is award winning author Paul Wagner and will feature wines from the Napa Valley College winery.

“People should expect great wines, and great stories” says Wagner. “I’ll will share stories about the wines, the program, and my series of murder mystery novels.” The event is open to the public and will take place in the McCarthy Library Annex on Friday October 21 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 or $20 for students and are available here. All proceeds benefit the Napa Valley College Vineyard and Winery Technology Program—one of the leading wine programs in the world.  Come enjoy an evening of fine wines and fantastic storytelling and help support the Napa Valley College community.

Paul Wagner is a McPherson Distinguished teacher and has taught at the Napa Valley College’s Viticulture and Enology department for the past twenty-seven years. He lectures at many universities and has spoken at more than eighty conferences throughout the world on wine, wine tourism, wine education, public affairs, and wine marketing.

Under the direction of winemaker Paul Gospodarczyk, (Wine Enthusiast 40 under 40 Tastemakers of 2019), Napa Valley College undergraduates produce award winning Estate wines.  Every aspect of the winemaking process is completed on the campus.  The wines produced are a reflection of the commitment to wine education and to the Napa Valley College. The college recently received a major grant from the Wine Spectator Magazine to construct a world-class wine education center. 

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