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#200996 - 05/16/18 02:58 PM Apparently I am distinguished...
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My students have always told me how much they enjoy my classes....but it's another thing to win an award from the faculty....



http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=91522
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#200997 - 05/16/18 03:37 PM Re: Apparently I am distinguished... [Re: balzaccom]
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Congratulations!!!

awesome
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#200998 - 05/16/18 05:40 PM Re: Apparently I am distinguished... [Re: balzaccom]
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Well done, and congratulations! awesome

And, I can’t resist: did they vote before or after the tasting portion of the selection meeting?

I forwarded this to my son, who took a course on wine in his senior year at Purdue (from, ironically, a professor named Dr. Vine.) He really enjoyed it, and wine is a hobby both he and his wife enjoy (and indulge.)

Of course, I was really impressed when I paid the tuition for a quarter that included both wine tasting AND golf. It was much easier, knowing that it was the last quarter of his senior year (but I still verified that the diploma was signed.) grin

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#201003 - 05/17/18 09:14 AM Re: Apparently I am distinguished... [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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That's great, Glenn. Was it Dr. Richard Vine? I've meet him and judged wines with him....but wasn't sure if he was from Purdue...
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#201004 - 05/17/18 12:40 PM Re: Apparently I am distinguished... [Re: balzaccom]
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Congratulations!

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#201007 - 05/17/18 03:27 PM Re: Apparently I am distinguished... [Re: balzaccom]
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I think it was Richard Vine. He was at Purdue when my son graduated - but time flies when you’re having fun, and I just realized that he graduated almost 20 years ago! It’s very possible he’s no longer at Purdue.

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#201008 - 05/17/18 11:53 PM Re: Apparently I am distinguished... [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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Nice guy. Hope your son enjoyed the class...
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#201013 - 05/19/18 02:00 PM Re: Apparently I am distinguished... [Re: balzaccom]
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How 'bout that?! grin
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#201014 - 05/19/18 02:40 PM Re: Apparently I am distinguished... [Re: balzaccom]
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Congratulations! But I still can't figure out how this connects to backcountry hiking. Maybe some photos would help? grin

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#201015 - 05/19/18 03:50 PM Re: Apparently I am distinguished... [Re: aimless]
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Given enough wine, EVERYTHING connects to backcountry hiking!

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#201036 - 05/22/18 01:39 PM Re: Apparently I am distinguished... [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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Aimless, the connection to backpacking is that we now have a Distinguished Person in our midst, thus enhancing the reputation of all backpackers!
goodjob
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#201039 - 05/22/18 08:41 PM Re: Apparently I am distinguished... [Re: OregonMouse]
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Thanks, OM. I'm felightde to be part of the community here.
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