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Vienna Diary: Sturm (No Drang)
Here’s something I bet you haven’t tasted: Sturm. The word literally means “storm,” and in Austria it refers to the cloudy appearance of in-the-process-of-fermenting grapejuice. As the yeasts eat grape sugar, the liquid acquires a light effervescence and the beginnings of alcohol. In many wine-producing regions of Europe, the grape-pickers drink the juice from the harvest of previous days, and it is also bottled for a short period of time for sale to the public. The flavor changes from day to day as fermentation runs its course.
Sturm can be made from red or white grapes (in both cases the color is almost fluorescent), and it is only available during the September and October harvest season, hence the title on the flyer: Sturmzeit, meaning sturm time. I first drank sturm in Mainz, when I was on LSA. In Germany it is called federweisser, “feather white,” for its light, bubbly nature. Whatever its name, it is more than delicious.
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…