Posts Tagged: Oxford
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Can You Guess What A Thousand-Dollar Bottle Of Wine Tastes Like?

At this point in the news cycle, no one should be surprised to learn that, according to the world's preeminent wine experts, a bottle of 1953 Vega Sicilia, which costs around $1,000, would leave a tangible "horse manure character" on the palate of the discerning taster. Oxford and Cambridge have been holding an annual competitive wine-tasting competition for 60 years. It's an event where a human being might say something like, "If you misread astringency as acidity, you get it wrong." And another human being might nod along, and jot down notes, while secretly judging the first human being for "seeming to think that this constituted a coherent explanation.[...]

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Oxford Poetry Sex Scandal!

Scandal in the world of British academia, as "Ruth Padel, the first woman elected Oxford's professor of poetry, has resigned following claims she tipped off journalists about allegations that her chief rival for the post, Derek Walcott, had sexually harassed students."