Wine in a Pandemic: A note from SCM

A wish for health for us all—May we soon celebrate together again

Wine in a Pandemic: A note from SCM

Grape harvesting and winemaking are old traditions—both of humankind and at Santa Clara. Often we imbibe in communion with one another and God. As this magazine goes to press, those in-person exchanges of thoughts and feelings are on hold in an attempt to quell a new, global virus. It is our dearest hope that by the time this magazine reaches you, we can again raise a glass together, in-person and in fellowship. We send this out with a prayer for the health of us all. In that spirit: saluti, sante, salud, prost, chúc sú’c khoe—or simply, good health to you!

The Upstart

How California wines got on the map, and what Michael Mondavi ’66 had to do with it.

A Sign Of Light

The meaning the Jesuit priest serving at San Quentin finds on death row.

Fire and Wine

As grape growers face climate-change-fueled wildfires and increasingly hotter temperatures, what’s next for the wine industry remains murky.

Of Wine And Women

A Q&A with two SCU professors emeriti who wrote the book illuminating women in the male-dominated field of winemaking.