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  • SciencePhoto of Cover Letter Requesting Employment at Tyrion Lannister’s Winery

    Cover Letter Requesting Employment at Tyrion Lannister’s Winery

    To Lord Tyrion Lannister of Meereen, advisor to Daenerys Stormborn, The Unburnt; Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and of the First Men Queen; Queen of Meereen; Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea; Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons: I am writing to offer my services as oenological consultant to your recently announced project, The Imp’s Delight. You mentioned…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of Skepchick Sundaylies! Dancing for a Cause, the Tragedy of Dian Fossey, Children as Werewolves, and more!

    Skepchick Sundaylies! Dancing for a Cause, the Tragedy of Dian Fossey, Children as Werewolves, and more!

    Sunday Funny: When the internet goes down. (via PhD Comic) Teen Skepchick Dancing for a Cause, Improved Edition Elizabeth took the reins organized her fellow dancers for a good cause. Mad Art Lab The Tragedy of Dian Fossey Despite not having a background in primatology, Dian Fossey became one of the most important advocates for gorilla conservation and, ultimately, gave…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of Skepchick Sundaylies! with the Coming of Spring, Personhood Nonsense, Tuition-Free College, and more!

    Skepchick Sundaylies! with the Coming of Spring, Personhood Nonsense, Tuition-Free College, and more!

    Sunday Funny: Don’t flinch. (via xkcd) Mad Art Lab Mad Art Cast: Wine and Art Pairings with Julia Burke The Gang talk about the art and science of wine with Skepchick Julia. From ATP to MRI: Mildred Cohn’s Pioneering Work in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Meet the woman who was instrumental in the development of the MRI. Spring has Sprung…but How…

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  • SciencePhoto of Wine Flaws: Send It Back or Suck It Up?

    Wine Flaws: Send It Back or Suck It Up?

    One of the most intimidating aspects of wine can be the prospect of sending back flawed wine in a restaurant. It’s an understandable anxiety inducer: You’re in a fancy public place, you have to know what you’re talking about enough to instigate an awkward situation, and some wine flaws can be tricky even for professionals to identify. But don’t fret!…

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  • FeaturedPhoto of Going Dry: How To Talk About Wine Sweetness

    Going Dry: How To Talk About Wine Sweetness

    “Is it dry?” Of the many curveball wine-shopping questions I get, this is the one that throws me for a loop. It’s not because I don’t know the answer, or because I haven’t heard it a million times. It’s because the question is actually pretty useless to the vast majority of our customers, and I have a whole inner struggle…

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  • Meta StuffPhoto of Skepchick Sundaylies, with Biodynamic Wine, Student Evaluations, and Eating Your Placenta

    Skepchick Sundaylies, with Biodynamic Wine, Student Evaluations, and Eating Your Placenta

    Sunday Funny: The Future will still have cheat days. (via Poorly Drawn Lines) Teen Skepchick Sex Ed with James Dobson: Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings. With Bonus Rigid Gender Roles. Elizabeth tries to learn something about emotion from James Dobson, but just finds frustrating gender roles. Mad Art Lab The (Literal) Magic of Biodynamic Wine – Mad Art Cast The…

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  • SkepticismPhoto of Wine Gifts You Don’t Need

    Wine Gifts You Don’t Need

    Every year folks tell me they’re too intimidated to buy actual wine for the wine geek in their lives. Since that wine geek is often me, I always tell them that I love getting wine from literally anyone, but I also caution against some of the fancy wine paraphernalia commonly marketed to the Pimped-Out Kitchen crowd. Some popular products don’t…

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  • FeaturedPhoto of Do You Need Fancy Stemware?

    Do You Need Fancy Stemware?

    Have you ever eaten yogurt with a fork? Ever had cereal from a coffee mug? Coffee from a mason jar? Have you, like me, made nachos in a saucepan because you didn’t have a baking sheet? Then you know that a food or beverage vessel is, for the most part, aesthetic. Wine stemware vendors like Riedel and Spiegelau stand to…

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