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Posts By Alice Levitt

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College Wine Pairings
3 months 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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From Wine to Wine Grapes
4 months 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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Wine Watch
6 months ago

Wine Watch

Small family wineries are being gobbled up by huge producers and most wine that is produced contains sugars, additives, pesticides and chemicals. Small family wineries are swimming upstream against the …
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Unconventional Beer Pairings
6 months ago

Unconventional Beer Pairings

A campus full of smart people who play as hard as they work is bound to breed skilled microbrewers. We asked some of Rice’s most successful professional brewers for …
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How to Make Your Own Tea Blend
6 months ago

How to Make Your Own Tea Blend

While at Rice, Gabriella Buba ’16 turned her Baker College room into a tea lab. “My Rice roommates could tell you stories,” Buba jokes, referencing her experiments making kombucha …
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Cuppa Design
6 months ago

Cuppa Design

Logan Beck ’09 started out as a barista at Rice Coffeehouse. The visual arts major’s background in photography and sculpture led him and Eric Hester ’07 to start a …
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With a Twist
6 months 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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Whiskey Business
6 months 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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Caffeinating Campus
6 months ago

Caffeinating Campus

85,000 cups of coffee were sold last year. Thirty-six thousand of those were poured in mugs customers brought in themselves. So, in an average day, baristas pour 400–600 cups of drip …
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