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April 12, 2011
California State Library's "Food for Thought."

April's Food for Thought event at the California State Library will feature a screening of the 2008 indie film Bottle Shock, which tells the story of how, in 1976, Napa Valley wines scored  a shocking victory over France's best varietals in a blind tasting with eight Parisian judges. The "Judgment of Paris," as it came to be known, vaulted California vintners and their wines to international prominence. Special guest Darrell Corti, of the legendary and beloved Corti Brothers store at 59th and Folsom, will join in a discussion after the film.

Food for Thought will take place on Wednesday, April 20 from 5:00 to 8:30 PM in the California History Room, Room 200, at the California State Library, 900 N Street, Sacramento. The doors open at 5 PM and the program begins one hour later with time for discussion afterwards. Metered street parking is free after 6 PM; 8th and O light rail access is close by. Seating in this venue is limited, so attendees must RSVP to Rebecca Ann Fontaine at 916-653-9942 or rfontaine@library.ca.gov.

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About Sac History Happenings

California and Sacramento have a long, rich, vibrant history. And our region is blessed with an abundance of historical resources maintained by museums, libraries, archives and societies. This blog aims to alert readers to the latest developments in local/state historical education and research.

Send tips concerning upcoming exhibits, tours, lectures and meetings, as well as new books, magazine articles and online collections to the blog's contributors.

The Contributors:

Michael Dolgushkin

Michael Dolgushkin is Manuscript Librarian at the California State Library History Section. He is co-author of San Francisco's California Street Cable Cars and is a frequent contributor to the California State Library Foundation Bulletin. Contact him at mdolgushkin@library.ca.gov.

Amanda Graham

Amanda Graham is a Certified Archivist working in the Sacramento Room of the Sacramento Public Library. She earned a BS in History from Southern Oregon University and a MS in Information Studies with an emphasis in archives from The University of Texas at Austin. Contact her at agraham@saclibrary.org.

Pete basofin

Pete Basofin is Director of Editorial Research at The Sacramento Bee. He previously worked at The St. Petersburg Times and Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. Contact him at pbasofin@sacbee.com.

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