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Alcohol: Discovery, History and Evolution

Recent discoveries have shown that human’s production of alcohol dates back at least 9000 years but how did we “discover” it, and how did it grow to become the multi-billion dollar industry it is today. This two-week session will hypothesize how our ancestors first consumed wine and beer, how production originated and spread from Asia and the Middle East through Europe, and the important role that alcohol played in our country’s history.


Greg Jenks

Greg is a former school psychologist, home brewer, amateur actor and singer, and member of the Osher Core Programming Committee. As a child, his parents could not get him to read books, though he would always read the daily sports ... read more

Date: 2 Tue, Mar 1-8, 2022

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Greg Jenks

Fee: $15

Program Number: SPRI:122

Registration opens Tue, Jan 11, 2022.

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