Botanicals and Drinks

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Date(s) - 25/02/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Whether your drink of choice is beer, wine, cocktails, coffee, or tea, plants make up many of the beverages we enjoy every day, and the natural history of these important plant species is deeply intertwined with the cultural history of these drinks. Join Canadian Museum of Nature botanist Paul Sokoloff in exploring the botany behind what’s in your cup.

This meeting is open to OHS members and non-members alike at no charge.

Location:  Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road, Ottawa.  Meeting room is upstairs.

Can you identify all the beverage-related plants in the photo?

Photos, clockwise from top left

-coffee berries
-beer
-cacao
-barley
-tea
-hops fruit
-Camellia sinensis, tea plant
-Glayva liqueur

Centre:
-wine grapes

(drink photos by Tuula Talvila, plant photos all available on Wikimedia Commons and used under Creative Commons licence)