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A Glass of Michigan

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Being a wine passionate, I was sure to ship home some of my favorite French and Italian bottles before I landed here.  With access to good wine much more difficult than in Italy or Santa Barbara, I surely didn’t expect the same wine offerings at friend’s parties.  The smartness in this decision becomes fully apparent as I’m offered a glass …

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The Beauty of Naivety

In An American in Rome by Lindsay Gabbard1 Comment

There is nothing more humbling and beautiful than when a group of students end up teaching the teacher something.  This is what happened when I held a wine tasting for a group of study-abroad students, who mostly would be underage to drink in their home country, meaning they surely weren’t ‘wine experts’ (well at least I hope not). If you …