One of the things I loved about my childhood, was that I spent time both living and working on a Barley Farm in Saskatchewan and in the Orchards and Vineyards of British Columbia. Here in California I feel at home with a foot in both agricultural (and fermentation) roots. This is one of the reasons I deeply respect the UCDavis Wine and Brewing programs: It takes a special culture and understanding to chooses to invest in the future of both industries the way UCDavis has. That dedication is reflected in the commitment the UCDavis Graduate School of Management demonstrates in developing business leaders who know about California's great fermentation industries and prioritize charitable service.
So I am especially delighted to be pouring Odonata Beer’s Saison alongside a few dozen fabulous regional wineries at the Challenge for Charity… and not only are we raising money for charity – but I also love the chance to challenge a few die-hard wine pallets to a renewed appreciation of the subtly and quality in truly fine farmhouse ales. I am bringing Odonata Beer's finest reserve cellar aged Saison and I expect craft beer enthusiasts to emerge :)
Here are the details for anyone in NorCal looking for a delightful outing tonight:
MBA Challenge for Charity (C4C) is a consortium of nine west-coast business schools that has been promoting philanthropy among business students for twenty-seven years. This year, the students of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management will host their 8th Annual C4C Wine Tasting Benefit and Auction on Saturday, March 9th, 2013, 6-10 pm.
The Wine Tasting Benefit will be hosted at Gallagher Hall, located on the UC Davis campus, and proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento and the Special Olympics of Northern California. An eclectic mix of business executives, community leaders, and distinguished university faculty and GSM alumni will all gather to sample wines from several local wineries, beer from local breweries, indulge in delicious hors d’oeuvres, and bid on a diverse group of auction items.
Tickets at the door https://www.facebook.com/C4CUCDavis.