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Tag Archives: Pennsylvania State University

• Is Booze Tasty, or Bitter? Your Genes Decide

Is Booze Tasty, or Bitter? Your Genes Decide

Whether or not you like the taste of alcohol may be in your genes, new research suggests. In the study, people with one version of a bitterness taste receptor gene said they found an alcoholic drink to be less bitter-tasting than those with a different version of the gene, according to the findings published today […]

• Do you agree with this list of America’s Best College Bars?

Do you agree with this list of America’s Best College Bars?

At these college-town bars, prepare to be schooled in craft brews and campus traditions. Writer David Wood once joked that college was an amazing time—when parents fork over their savings to let kids go to a strange town and spend four years in a bar. Seriously, though, the best college bars offer more than cold […]

• Penn State students scolded for ‘will mow lawn for weed + beer’

Penn State students scolded for ‘will mow lawn for weed + beer’

Penn State president Rodney Erickson admonished students who wore costumes and held offensive signs in photographs circulated on the Internet, but said in a campus-wide letterThursday that the school won’t pursue disciplinary action. The letter didn’t specifically reference the photos or name the Chi Omega sorority, which has apologized. But Erickson said it became clear […]

• Wine Critics More Sensitive to Flavors Buyers Can’t Taste

Wine Critics More Sensitive to Flavors Buyers Can’t Taste

The flavors described so effusively by top wine critics may not be shared by consumers who buy products based on their opinions, a researcher suggests. Winemakers and critics surveyed in Canada were found to be much better able to sense a test chemical as intensely bitter, compared with average consumers who weren’t bothered by the […]