Wall Street Journal: School is in.

The story was originally published by the Wall Street Journal on January 8, 2010. The article is reprinted solely for educational purposes.  It is intended to offer insight into the history of wine education in Philadelphia, and our place within that history. School...

Holiday Wines – Fresh Air Edition

Terry Gross interviews Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher over on Fresh Air.  The writers of Wall Street Journal’s wine column Tastings are down-to-earth, knowledgeable, and quite at ease with their chosen love.  They discuss various wines (think grape varieties...

Out, damned taint! Out, I say!

There’s no denying one of Pinot’s hallmarks — and the reason many of us love it so — is its discernible funk on the nose.  Barnyard stank, dung, smokey bacon, etc., charm us by wrapping with rose petals and fresh ripe cherries to create a...

Bestest Day Ever

Oh POOP, this is GREAT! I rolled in to the school late today, expecting a rather boring day in the office.  The usual:  need to file a UC report to the state, reply to emails, and make a valiant effort to organize my office. No, that’s not happening: today the...