Memorable business and social events. Distinctive occasions to celebrate your accomplishments, thank your partners or illustrate the future together. Your theme, gloriously realized in Los Angeles, La Jolla and San Diego.
Recent 'Wine Therapist Events' of Education & Celebration:
Bubbles and Diamonds are a girls best friends
Blue Zone: Wines and Mediterranean lifestyles which promote longevity of the world's longest-lived people
French Paradox: Learn the French secrets of living well and loving life
Creative wine tastings. Adventure! Travel! Experiences to treasure! Planet Wine classes open a door to a new way to enjoy and savor the world of wines.
* Wine trade on the Silk Road: Viticulture, as ancient as agriculture. Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Holy Land all had wine drinking traditions. In Greco-Roman era drinking rituals of Dionysus & Bacchus made wine part of public festivals. Wine, traded throughout the Mediterranean brought luxury and wealth.
* Wine Cities of the World: Paris, London, Rome, Athens, Bordeaux, and now Los Angeles, San Francisco, and nearby Napa. Wine made these glamorous cities memorable - and delicious!
* Wine in the Gilded Age: The Gilded Age, 1870s until Prohibition spoiled the fun. Vast new fortunes of Robber Barons ushered in Gilded Lifestyle in Luxe Restaurants, Hotels, Trains, Planes, Ocean liners, autos, Grand Tour, travel, shopping and Hollywood! All with wine.
Planet Wine is unique in America in exploring the history of wine in other cultures, economies politics and eras.
Barbara Baxter, creator of Planet Wine began exploring wine academically at Sorbonne University, Paris, and continued over decades to study the culture and history of wine.
Barbara has worked for three of Napa Valley’s most prestigious wineries:
Sterling, Rubicon Estate and Opus One, and has made wine in Napa Valley.
Barbara has been featured in the Wall St. Journal, has lectured at many museums and Universities in California including the Getty Villa, Malibu; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Athenaeum Arts & Music Library of La Jolla; UC Berkeley; UC San Diego; Muzeo of Orange County; Huntington Library, Pasadena and other public and private venues.
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