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Students prepare cuts of steak to pair with different wines at the end of class on Oct. 15, 2019. 

Students earn class credit for drinking wine

Katie Thompson Teaching reporter October 19, 2019

Every Tuesday afternoon, 14 students gather in the kitchen on the second floor of Twin Towers to earn credit by drinking wine. The kitchen served as the dining hall kitchen for Kent State in the 1960s...

Kent State Ashtabula and Laurello Vineyards new ice wine, 17°.

KSU Ashtabula wine program releases new ice wine

Ellie Dundics February 13, 2019

Kent State Ashtabula, in partnership with Laurello Vineyards, released its new ice wine, 17°.This unique wine sells for $30 a bottle at Campus Wine Cellars and Cheesemonger in Kent and Laurello Vineyards...

10/13/16 Winery

From the classroom to the vineyards: Kent State student opens winery

Samantha Ickes October 12, 2016

When Lori Albrecht saw the historic home at 1316 Park Ave. in Ashtabula for sale, she envisioned a place where young artists like her daughter could display their work, where friends could gather for an...

Secret Cellar hosts “Attraction: Is it just a chemical reaction?”

Ariel Reid February 25, 2016

The Secret Cellar, a 1920s speakeasy inspired bar in downtown Kent, hosted an hour-long event on Wednesday night about how chemicals and the brain affect the feeling of love.Heather Caldwell, a professor...

The Kent Cheesemonger shop downtown on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.

Life is gouda at Kent Cheesemonger

Anne-Marie Colant February 14, 2016

Acorn Alley’s newest addition, Kent Cheesemonger, opened its doors in September 2015 and offers an experience like no other shop in downtown. The store offers a wide variety of cheese and wine as well...

Opinion: College teaches life lessons, not just class lessons

Audrey Young October 14, 2014

We are smack in the middle of the semester, which is both exciting and terrifying when you think about all the work that is still left to do—seriously how are there only two months left? The other day...

Pass the cheese, please

Aja Phillips January 15, 2014

 James Bragg, the assistant manager at Secret Cellar, prepares a dish for customers Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Photo by Eslah Attar. Cheese and wine, arguably the two greatest food groups – because yes,...

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