Honor Scholars Project

How wonderful it was to work with an Honors Scholar Student, Banessa Espinal-Cruz on this City Tech Wines tech sheet.

Description of Honors Scholars Project, HMGT 2402

Students in the Wines of the New World course participate in a service project in which they learn about and make wine to be served in the Janet Lefler Dining Room, creating an opportunity for shared experiences between student across the department. To better prepare students in the Dining Room Operation Course to learn about the wine they will serve, learning materials were developed and shared with Dining Room Operation students. The purpose of the learning material is to assist students new to beverage service on the significance of the wine they present to guests. Specifically, the region the grapes are grown and the taste profile of the wine, while also emphasizing the student’s role in creating the wine for the college. The development of these materials will be designed to enhance the quality of service and expectations of students in the Dining Room Operation course.

Student Personal Reflection of Honors Scholars Project

At the beginning of this project, my level of knowledge of wine production and wine blending was minimal. As the project progressed, I was able to learn the details of wine making and how to communicate what I know. For example, I learned the terminology associated with wine regions, grapes, age, color, vinification, and how to describe wine. When I reflect upon this piece I see a challenge, one that I was able to face and learn from.  When I started I also did not know about the organizations that are part of the project or how they support and interact with their community. I appreciate that they value education.