Wine Tasting in the Dark

Hoby Wedler, the UC Davis chemistry doctoral student who led our 2011 Enchanted Hills Chemistry Camp, is now doing experiments with organic chemistry. He is deeply curious about how food and beverage flavor and aroma relate to science.

For those of you who may be interested in broadening your own chemical knowledge, check out “Tasting in the Dark,” a series Hoby is hosting at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville. Guests are blindfolded as they sample four wines in the winemaker’s lab.

The two-hour program will be offered on August 27 and September 17 at 1 p.m., with a fee of $55 per person. Reservations are required. Call 707-857-1471 or visit for details.