Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “The Surprising History of Wine in San Diego County,” featuring Richard Carrico, at 10:30 am on April 21, in the Neil Morgan Auditorium of the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd.
Carrico will guide the audience on a visual trip through wine’s long county history as he weaves an enlightening tale of vineyards, grape stomping, murders, Prohibition, and the near death and recovery of the county’s wine industry.
Richard L. Carrico is an award-winning writer, educator, archaeologist, and wine maker. He is a Lecturer in the Department of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University. As a well-respected scholar and researcher, Carrico has made significant contributions to the understanding of the local Native American and Hispanic cultures. He is Principal in his firm, Recuerdos Research, from which he serves as a consultant to local Indian tribes, government agencies, and private firms.
In addition to more than 30 publications in professional journals, Richard is the author of five books, including “Of Wine on the Lees Well Refined: A History of the Wineries of San Diego County.”
He earned bachelor degrees in History and Anthropology from San Diego State, and has a master’s degree in History from the University of San Diego. He has also studied wine-making at UC Davis.
The event is free and open to the public. A tasting and book signing will follow the presentation.
> Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library