Vail Wine Ink column: Wine 101: California’s institutions of higher learning

Vail Wine Ink column: Wine 101: California’s institutions of higher learning
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By Kelly J Hayes

“The Davis kids are very analytical, with a good understanding of science. The Fresno kids seem to be a little more hands-on and have a feel for the work and the vineyards. And the San Luis Obispo kids are always the nicest kids.” That was the breakdown from the senior winemaker at a California-based wine company that employs 20 different enologists at any time.Asked whether a company like his pays much attention to where applicants went to school, like an investment banking firm might favor graduates from, say, Duke over Princeton, he answered, “Not at all. We hire on winemaking …

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