Professor and Chair David Block returns from sabbatical

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Dr. Block (third from left) with the team from Quinta da Chocapatha, north of Lisbon

Department Chair Dr. David Block returned in January from a three-month sabbatical trip to Europe and South Africa. Along the way, he had the opportunity to connect with wonderful hosts! Some were old friends, some new alumni, and some new friends that he made along his trip through Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and South Africa.

Dr. Block says, "Thanks to all. It was great to make new connections to wineries and research centers around the globe and to strengthen our old connections."

Here are just a few photos of those who made him feel at home half way around the world!

Dr. Block wiht Beatriz Alvarez Rieiro at Symington in Portugal
Dr. Block wiht Beatriz Alvarez Rieiro at Symington in Portugal

 

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Karen and David Block with alumna Diana Snowden, and current students Mara and Diane, our two Tastevin Laureates in Burgundy.
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Dr. Block with Paola Domizio from the University of Florence. Paola was a visiting researcher with Linda Bisson for a few years. This photo was taken near Bolgheri in Tuscany.

 

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