Tue, Jan 12 | Maggiano's Little Italy

To Be Rescheduled

The Texas wine scene is booming. Dr. B brings news of how Texas A&M research is playing a key role and improving Texas wines. Have you tasted our Traditions Merlot? Yum!!
Registration is Closed
To Be Rescheduled

Time & Location

Jan 12, 11:30 AM
Maggiano's Little Italy, 2019 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056, USA

About The Event



Since 2015, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service regional specialists have been making an impression on the Texas wine industry. Specialists visit vineyards, help the growers, and conduct educational programs.  

Dr. Andreea Botezatu, a Texas A&M assistant professor and extension enology specialist, has a Ph.D. in wine science from Brock University in Canada and experience as a winemaker in both Europe and Canada. 

As Texas A&M's first licensed enologist, Dr. B (as she is affectionately known) heads the certificate program that educates students on the science behind making wine. She also leads the graduate enology program. Her research into grape acidity is discovering ways the winemaking process can be adapted to make Texas wines taste better and more profitable.

Connect with other H-town Aggies on January 12 for another "can't miss" episode of Houston Aggie Women Networking Luncheons.  

Why wait? Get your own taste of a great Texas wine now - the award-winning Houston Aggie Women Traditions 2018 Merlot. Available in our online store. 

Maggiano's will be observing all recommended social distancing guidelines.

No more than 6 guests at each table. Maximum of 24 guests in the room. All banquet staff will be wearig masks and gloves.

We don't know what the guidelines will be on December 8th, but whatever they are, we'll be observing them. Stay tuned for updates.

Like all Houston Aggie Women events, the January 12th Networking Lunch is OPEN TO ALL.  No membership required.

Current members do get a discount on their lunch price, however.  If you are not a Member, click here to purchase your 2021 Membership now and begin taking advantage of Member Pricing immediately.

$30 Member Early Bird Pricing – register no later than January 5th. $35 Member Price if you pay on-line after January 5th or at the door.

$35 NON-Member Early Bird Pricing – register no later than January 5th. $40 NON-Member Price if you pay on-line after January 5th or at the door.

Past lunches have SOLD OUT.  We cannot guarantee you a seat unless you register online before the event.

NOTE: The room capacity limit may decrease as we approach the actual date of this event. Better safe than sorry....

Lunch is served family-style - this month's menu includes salad, grilled chicken with veggies, pasta, and don't forget those fabulous desserts! Yum!

Questions? E-mail JClark@melton-melton.com or Info@HoustonAggieWomen.com.

HOUSTON AGGIE WOMEN is a key resource for Aggie women, friends and family.  We connect the Houston Aggie community through networking, education, and giving back.

Our events are OPEN TO ALL - men and women, Aggies and Non-Aggies - anyone needing a little boost.

Second Tuesday of every month - networking starts at 11:30 a.m., lunch from 11:50 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join us for good food, good conversation, and an interesting speaker - sometimes an Aggie, sometimes not, but always interesting.

Afraid you won't know anyone there?  Bring a friend!

Can't find a friend to bring?  Don't worry!  In a room full of friendly Aggies, you're bound to find a conversation to join.  And with our wide range of Class Years, you'll probably find someone with a Class Ring just like yours.


Dr. Andreea Botezatu, Assistant Professor and Extension Enology Specialist in the TAMU Department of Horticultural Sciences, received her Honors Bachelor degree in Horticulture, majoring in Oenology from the University of Agronomy and Veterinary Sciences “Ion Ionescu de la Brad”, Iasi, Romania in 2000 and her Masters degree in Agricultural Management from the same university in 2001. From 2000 until 2006, Dr. Botezatu worked as commercial winemaker in Europe and Canada. She obtained her PhD (Oenology) in 2013 from Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada where she then held a postdoctoral position from 2013-2015.

In 2017, Andreea joined the faculty of the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University, as Assistant Professor and Extension Enology Specialist. Her mission is to serve the Texas winemaking industry through applied research as well as through developing educational opportunities for current and prospective winemakers.

Dr. Botezatu’s previous work was focused on wine aroma compounds and wine faults remediation, with a focus on methoxypyrazines and ladybug taint. Her approach was both from a chemical perspective as well as from a sensory evaluation one.

Currently, Andreea is directing her research towards solving wine quality issues associated with hot climate winemaking, such as low TA, high pH, wine color instability and microbiological instability. Her interest continues to focus both on chemical as well as on sensory aspects as they relate to wine quality. Texas wine consumer attitudes are also an area of interest for Dr. Botezatu’s research.

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