Making great beer doesn’t always start with a degree in brewing science. Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, was a rock band manager in England before he was putting Brooklyn beer on the global map. Jim Koch got an MBA from Harvard and worked at the prestigious Boston Consulting Group for six years before […]
It’s back-to-school season in America. For many of us, that means reconsidering life choices and that useless (but fulfilling?) liberal arts degree. Maybe studying something everyone loves would have been better — say, a degree in wine. Here are the top schools with wine programs in the U.S.
Want to learn more about wine in the New Year but don’t know where to start? Forget about diets, exercise, and all of the other generic resolutions. Get your drink on, educationally, of course. We’ve compiled a list of seven different ways to broaden your wine knowledge this upcoming year that won’t cost you an […]
We love wine. We drink wine. However, we rarely find ourselves talking about wine. What is it about discussing wine that makes us feel so intimidated? Could it be the hundreds of vocabulary words used to converse about the topic that we are clueless to that make us feel inferior?
Summer is a great time to drink wine, read, and read about wine. Yes, I know, you’re sooooo tempted to just stock up on, like People magazine and trashy novels, for example, and just let your brain fry along with your skin—and sure, why not?
Undergraduate studies have become a staple in American culture. By junior year in high school, students typically have a college counselor of some sort and/or a roadmap for getting into college. This educational development reflects the increasingly mandatory nature of undergraduate studies. No longer can one easily get a healthy job with just their high […]
Back to school season is upon us and with it comes a lot of stress. Last week we broke down for parents just how much wine they’d most likely need to consume this year for every possible back to school situation, but now it’s time to pour some out for the people who are the […]
I had been studying wine hard for a few months. In fine dining, being a server with only a superficial understanding of the differences between the Rhone Valley and the Loire Valley is pretty nerve-wracking. You’re always eying that sophisticated couple that walks in and sits in your section. Is he wearing a mauve turtleneck? […]
A recent article in the Atlantic traced the history of the many words and phrases that English-speaking folks around the world have developed to express the simple fact that someone has had too many drinks. The article utilized David Crystal’s 2014 thesaurus, Words in Time and Place, which itself is based upon the Oxford English […]