Tag Archives: wine


The Prep-work Behind The Elderflower Festival

Interviewer: So how did it get started in your home town? Informant: My parents started off just making a couple of gallons with a couple of friends, I’m not sure exactly who they picked it up from. And I think they may have done that in the house before the Bury. Or right around that… Continue Reading »

Peruvian New Years Tradition: 8 Grapes on Years

AS is a USC game design major who’s family hails from Peru, she enjoys spreadsheets, Dungeons and Dragons, and spreadsheets about Dungeons and Dragons. ——————————————————————————————————————— Interviewer(MW): So you mentioned earlier that in Peru some holidays are celebrated differently? AS: okay so I guess I’ll start off with New Year’s so there’s like two weird holidays… Continue Reading »

Latin Proverb – Postquam vinum, lac Fac testamento tuo

Content: Latin Proverb “Postquam vinum, lac. Fac testamento tuo.” Transliteration – “After the wine, milk. Make your will.” Translation – “If after wine, you drink milk, make your last will and testament.” Context: Informant – “I heard it from my father. He was quite the linguist. I’ve never heard anyone else say it, but the… Continue Reading »

Good Old Grandpa

Over the past few years, I’ve heard snippets of this friend’s crazy grandpa. Many nights, we’d eat together and share stories of our nutty families, as we both share lineage with what many would call ‘eccentrics’. Self purportedly from a family comprised of 50% white trash and 50% religious explorers, he grew up around a… Continue Reading »

MAKING WINE

ABOUT THE INFORMANT: My informant is a father of three who lives just outside of Boston with his wife of over 30 years. He is originally from Cambridge, MA, but moved to central MA when he was younger. Graduating from Tufts, Northwestern, and the getting his PHD at MIT, he is an engineering professor. EXAMPLE: Interviewee: I’m… Continue Reading »