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Stew Cues: Just starting out? Take time to invest in yourself

Check out my most recent column from The Triton-Nautical News for Captains and Crew. This is the time of year when yachts are gearing up for winter season, and this article is written for new crew starting out in the industry, and anyone who wants a refresher on the ins and outs of getting started.… Continue reading Stew Cues: Just starting out? Take time to invest in yourself

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Stew Cues: Learning to taste wine

The ritual of wine service onboard includes the presentation of the bottle to the host, opening the bottle, wiping the neck of the bottle, pouring a small amount of wine into the host’s glass, and then waiting expectantly while the guest examines, smells and tastes the wine before declaring it acceptable. Or not. But what… Continue reading Stew Cues: Learning to taste wine

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First step in understanding wine is understanding grapes

Many people are overwhelmed and intimidated around wine. That is no wonder, considering the many vineyards, countries, styles, and prices to choose from. Knowing which brand to buy and how much to pay is confusing. The key to answering these questions is to learn the grapes and the simple words that best describe the aromas,… Continue reading First step in understanding wine is understanding grapes

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Veteran stew launches online courses; first up, wine

Veteran Chief Stew Alene Keenan has launched an online wine course to help interior crew demystify the oh-so-serious topic of wine. Unlike the PYA-created wine course, which teaches the practical side of wine knowledge for yacht crew, Keenan’s class addresses the questions — and fears — she hears from stews most often. “I just know… Continue reading Veteran stew launches online courses; first up, wine