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Inch by Inch, Row by Row
1 week ago

Inch by Inch, Row by Row

Someone once said, “Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes.” In Rice’s Betty and Jacob Friedman Holistic Garden, you get 24 different types of tomatoes as well …
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The Amazing, Ageless Hydra
1 week ago

The Amazing, Ageless Hydra

Among the amazing properties of the tiny invertebrate known as the hydra is this showstopper — if you cut one in two, both parts live. They don’t age, and their …
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Unearthing a Tragedy
1 week ago

Unearthing a Tragedy

What is convict leasing? Why do we know so little about it? The answers to these questions can be found in the Woodson Research Center’s Reginald Moore Sugar Land …
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College Wine Pairings
2 weeks 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
2 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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The Founders
4 months 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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Wine Watch
4 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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On the Nose
4 months ago

On the Nose

As Highway 290 wends its way toward the busy Central Texas tourist town of Fredericksburg, it becomes increasingly clear that the Texas wine industry is booming. Tasting rooms and …
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Unconventional Beer Pairings
4 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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Summer Refreshments
4 months ago

Summer Refreshments

Aguas Frescas

Literally “fresh waters,” these fruit-forward, colorful drinks are commonly available in Mexican restaurants and some grocery stores. Popular flavors include cantaloupe, mango and watermelon. And when the …
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