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What's happening this week: September 6-8

This week is busy busy, with 7 new classes in 3 days. I'm not sure what we were thinking.

Tuesday:  Soma's leading a primer on perhaps the most underloved spirit, gin. Here's a primer to get you ready, or at least to explain what oude jenever is. There are even a few spots left in class!

And though the hurricane did a number on local tomato harvests, we're going to be tasting and discussing the history and botany of tomatoes in all...

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Course Preview

Course Preview: Gin

This is a tiny course preview for Gin, which starts next Tuesday. Gin can get a bad rap sometimes, and it's my self-selected job to bring it back to the masses. Fun fact: My relatives went to jail for distilling during Prohibition, can you think of a better instructor?

Once upon a time the Dutch started distilling alcohol. Thing is, though, they weren't very good at it. Faced with the prospect of having to drink something that was alcoholic...

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