Our Featured Speakers

The Great Debate:

Significant Comparisons of Tea and Alcohol in History – Wine

Site, Terroir, and Appellations:

Fitrio Ashardiono

Tea; UCD Visiting Scholar; Senior Researcher, Asia-Japan Research Institute, Ritsumeikan University – Osaka Ibaraki Campus

Ron Runnebaum

Wine; UC Davis Viticulture and Enology

Sensory Aspects:

Al Robbat

Aroma & Tea; Tufts University

Sue Ebeler

Aroma & Wine; UC Davis Viticulture and Enology

Jonathan Cave

Tannins & Wine; UC Davis Viticulture and Enology

Aesthetics and Collecting 

Norwood Pratt and Roy Fong- Tea

Jim Gordon - Wine


Growing a Market:

Caroline Frank

Tea in North America

Pascal Durand

Wine in China; University of Burgundy

Tasting, Sensory Theatre:

Virginia Utermohlen Lovelace

Tea; MD; Associate Professor (Retired), Cornell University

Andy Waterhouse

Wine; UC Davis Viticulture and Enology