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Kombucha
1 month ago

Kombucha

Kombucha, a fermented tea, is made by introducing a culture to sweet tea and allowing it to ferment. For the Rice community and nearby Houston neighbors, fresh-made kombucha is …
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With a Twist
1 month ago

With a Twist

Andrew Webber ’96 learned a thing or two at Rice that might surprise you. A double major in biology and anthropology, he’s putting both areas of study to work …
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The New Agave
1 month ago

The New Agave

Family reunions at the Orozco Ranch in rural Mexico gave rise to some of the happiest moments in Iñaki Orozco’s ’05 life. Over the years, childhood afternoons spent splashing …
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Capital Brew
1 month ago

Capital Brew

As a senior, David Cooper ’16 would rush to the Jones College Commons kitchen in between classes carrying servery to-go cups, black tea bags, sugar and creamer. There, he …
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The Founders
1 month ago

The Founders

Though he didn’t realize it at the time, Brock Wagner ’87 made Texas craft beer history in 1993 when he and Kevin Bartol ’81 started Saint Arnold Brewing Co. …
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From Wine to Wine Grapes
1 month ago

From Wine to Wine Grapes

On storied Mount Veeder in Napa Valley, Segassia Vineyard’s cabernets have routinely scored a minimum of 93 points on Wine Spectator’s scale, meaning they’re in the “outstanding” or even higher …
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Whiskey Business
1 month ago

Whiskey Business

It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes an MBA class to fund a distillery. That’s what Ryan Baird ’12 and Randy Whitaker ’12 learned when they …
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A World of Wine Brands
1 month ago

A World of Wine Brands

After earning an undergraduate degree in political science, Robert Foye ’88 headed straight back to school, ultimately leaving Rice with an MBA — plus a handful of financial certifications that …
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College Wine Pairings
1 month ago

College Wine Pairings

Belinda Chang ’95 is a Chicago-based sommelier and restaurateur and a three-time James Beard Award nominee (for her wine service in San Francisco and New York City and for …
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The Sips Issue
1 month ago

The Sips Issue

 

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