Koç University to host wine meeting

Koç University to host wine meeting

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Koç University to host wine meeting

The annual symposium of Koç University’s Research center, titled ‘Of Vines and Wines,’ will continue all day on Dec. 3 and 4 and open to public participation. AP Photo

Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations is hosting the sixth of its annual symposiums, “Of Vines and Wines,” on Dec. 3 and 4.

The symposium will take place at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations’ auditorium and sessions are open to public participation. Simultaneous English-Turkish translation will be provided for non-Turkish speakers.

The symposium’s main focus is the production and consumption of wine in Anatolian civilizations through the ages. The sessions on Dec. 3 focus on subjects like the birthplace of wine, viticulture in Turkey, ancient viticulture, evidence of the domestication and the intensive cultivation of vines in the Aegean region, wine and vineyards in the Hittite Kingdom and Bithynia’s sweet wine in the Byzantine era.

The Dec. 4 sessions will focus on topics such as the viticultural transition in Cappadocia as seen in Ottoman sources and oral traditions, wine and feasting in the political culture of the early Ottomans, a French view of the Ottoman-Turkish wine market, as well as the cultural heritage of wine and Turkey.
The symposium is sponsored by Doluca winery.