Word of the Week: Riesling

Riesling is defined as a white wine that ranges from dry to very sweet and is made from a single variety of grape originally grown in Germany. Originating from Worms, Germany, the wine dates back to around the 1400s, but was referred to as Rüssling. The first known use of the term Riesling dates backContinue reading “Word of the Week: Riesling”

Letter of Recommendation: 5 Quick Tips

Quick Tip # 1 Write down each school’s requirements Recommendation letters are great qualitative pieces that provide your reviewer a deeper insight to your strengths and goals separate from grades and test scores. For these reasons, it’s important to prepare and carefully choose the best person to write your letter of recommendation (LOR). Before contacting potentialContinue reading “Letter of Recommendation: 5 Quick Tips”

Word of the Week: Merlot

Merlot is defined as a dry red wine made from a widely grown grape originally used in the Bordeaux region of France for blending. First grown in the Bordeaux region of France, the first cultivation of the grape dates back to the 1st century AD.  Today, Merlot is one of the most commonly planted grapesContinue reading “Word of the Week: Merlot”

Word of the Week: Syrah

Syrah is defined as a grape whose skin has a dark blue to bluish-black color that was originally grown in the northern valley of the Rhone and is now widely grown throughout the world. The grape is known for its fruity and peppery aromatic profile and tannic mouthfeel.  Although the Syrah grape originates from FranceContinue reading “Word of the Week: Syrah”

Word of the Week: Sherry

Sherry is defined as a Spanish fortified wine with a distinctive nutty flavor. It is made of white grapes such as the Palomino, which are grown in the Andalusia region of Spain.  The word Sherry is an anglicized version of the word Xérès (Jerez), which is a city in Spain. Sherry is protected under SpanishContinue reading “Word of the Week: Sherry”

Word of the Week: Champagne

Champagne is a white sparkling wine made in the old province of Champagne, France. Champagne is primarily made from the grapes Pinot noir and Pinot meunier, and is one of the most popular sparkling wines in the US.   The sparkling wine Champagne is named after the Champagne region of France. In fact, many European UnionContinue reading “Word of the Week: Champagne”

Word of the Week: Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a dry white table wine typically made from a single white grape variety. This grape is originally from the Burgundy region in France, but is now grown all over the world.     The word Chardonnay is derived from the Latin word “Cardonnacum,” which means “where the thistle grows.” The Thistle is a nativeContinue reading “Word of the Week: Chardonnay”

Job Applications: Quick Tip #9

Quick Tip #9 Use numbers With a sea of letters, numbers jump off the page! Instead of writing, “Released many products for my company”, take the time to quantify how many products you released so that your resume reads “Released 300 products in 2 years to fulfill client’s requests.”  This simple change in wording showsContinue reading “Job Applications: Quick Tip #9”

Word of the Week: Sangiovese

Sangiovese is a red wine grape that originates in Italy. Today, it is the most grown red wine grape in Tuscany, but the grape originated from Southern Italy in the regions of Calabria and Sicily. The word Sangiovese derives its name from the Latin sanguis Jovis or “the blood of Jupiter’” due to its darkContinue reading “Word of the Week: Sangiovese”

Word of the Week: Summer

The word summer is a noun and is defined as the season between spring and autumn comprising (in the northern hemisphere) of the months of June, July, and August or astronomically extending from the June solstice to the September equinox. First used before the 12th century, the word summer derives from the Old English wordContinue reading “Word of the Week: Summer”