Staff Report

Philosopher Joe White of Lompoc, a professor emeritus from Santa Barbara City College, will lead another discussion on July 27 in the “Wine & Wisdom” series created by the Cha Cha Cooking Club. 

White will address “Adventures on the Frontier of Ignorance” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at Loring Wine Company’s Buellton tasting room, 201 Industrial Way.

Guests will enjoy three tastes of Loring wines (one chardonnay and two pinot noirs) and hors d’ oeuvres from the Cha Cha Cooking Club. The fee is $40 per person.

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Wines will also be available by the glass, and Loring will offer a 20 percent discount off selected bottles.

White taught philosophy at SBCC for 30 years before retiring as the chairman of the department. He taught large introductory classes to standing ovations, and was a guest for in-house training and fundraising for the SBCC foundation. He was the youngest faculty member to be selected as Faculty Lecturer of the Year, and also was nominated as Professor of the Year, a national honor.

During his years at the college, White created the Center for Philosophical Education and published Stoa, an international philosophy journal. His global organization, “2020: A Year Without War,” is being carried on by his former students.

White will weave current events and trends into philosophical discussions, with plenty of time for questions from the audience.

White’s wife, Dulcie Sinn, founded the Cha Cha Cooking Club in 2010 to address the issue of childhood obesity. Her goal was to create a program by which families could learn to develop healthier ways to eat using local and seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Loring Wine Company is owned by the brother-and-sister team of Brian and Kimberly Loring; wines are produced at their winery off Central Avenue in Lompoc.