Project 365, Day 345
Wines Class.
I’ve been waiting for this.  Seriously.  For some who have read my Admissions Essay to the CIA, what I didn’t mention is that somewhere deep in the conversation, I was asked if I was ready for the madness that is the Wines Class.  I remember being told that it was super strenuous and serious and he asked me if I was ready for it, and I answered it like any hotshot would:
"I’m ready for anything that’s thrown at me".
For the past weekend, despite some spurts of attention deficit, I managed to read 5 Chapters of a very thick wines book and come to Day 1… slightly prepared.  Really, I just wanted to be in a classroom so I can get some imparted knowledge instead of guessing educatedly when I don’t even have the knowledge to make those types of guesses.
But here it is now… Day 1.  9 types of wines.  Did the whole sniff, swirl, taste and spit gig.  It’s really fun, though I haven’t done anything like this so it sucks to say that I couldn’t get any of the scents that other people were getting.  In due time though, I really hope to get it.
Also, just in case you’re wondering how people younger than 21 can taste wines, here’s the answer to that question:  There was a piece of legislation signed by Mario Cuomo that allows wines to be tasted in educational settings such as the Culinary Institute and Cornell University (from what I’ve heard from Mr. C and Professor Weiss, themselves).  The rule is though, you have to spit it out.

Project 365, Day 345

Wines Class.

I’ve been waiting for this.  Seriously.  For some who have read my Admissions Essay to the CIA, what I didn’t mention is that somewhere deep in the conversation, I was asked if I was ready for the madness that is the Wines Class.  I remember being told that it was super strenuous and serious and he asked me if I was ready for it, and I answered it like any hotshot would:

"I’m ready for anything that’s thrown at me".

For the past weekend, despite some spurts of attention deficit, I managed to read 5 Chapters of a very thick wines book and come to Day 1… slightly prepared.  Really, I just wanted to be in a classroom so I can get some imparted knowledge instead of guessing educatedly when I don’t even have the knowledge to make those types of guesses.

But here it is now… Day 1.  9 types of wines.  Did the whole sniff, swirl, taste and spit gig.  It’s really fun, though I haven’t done anything like this so it sucks to say that I couldn’t get any of the scents that other people were getting.  In due time though, I really hope to get it.

Also, just in case you’re wondering how people younger than 21 can taste wines, here’s the answer to that question:  There was a piece of legislation signed by Mario Cuomo that allows wines to be tasted in educational settings such as the Culinary Institute and Cornell University (from what I’ve heard from Mr. C and Professor Weiss, themselves).  The rule is though, you have to spit it out.