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An Immersion into Dickensian Cocktails

April 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm  |  

Charles Dickens was a unique and protean fellow; writer, social commentator, reporter, actor, father, and much more.He was also a great lover of the table and glass, a noteworthy bon vivant who created wondrous punches, cups, cocktails, and other nourishing potations, in novels as well as in daily life. This lecture will address Dickens’s skill with wine, ale, cider, rum, and gin, interspersed with cocktail demonstrations, allowing time to taste and ponder these delicious beverages

Burke Owens
is a long time Bay Area wine and food industry professional, educator, former sommelier, punch aficionado, and most  importantly, parent of two UCSC alums. He now serves as senior pastor at the Petaluma United Methodist Church. His appreciation of food and wine, of Dickens and the arts, can all be traced back to his mother who cooked, his father who sculpted, and each one’s passionate love of literature.
Watch Burke’s tutorial to learn how to prepare Cold Gin Punch, a traditional Victorian beverage. {}
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April 29, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map