Alice Swift

Journalist

Alice Swift has been writing Wine Talk since 2011, and has a passion for education and hospitality/F&B. In 2016, she obtained her Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration from UNLV and moved from the “ninth island” to the island of Oʻahu. She now works for Kamehameha Schools as an instructional designer/project manager, and teaches part-time for UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hospitality. See more at www.aliceswift.com.

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Wine Talk with Alice Swift

As you may or may not know, I have many different interests. Even in the beverage field, I love learning as a student for life. However, beyond just learning Read more ›

Alice Swift on Sep 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

  photos by Alice Swift Introduction to Taiwan (Republic of China) This month, I continue my exploration of Asia’s hidden secrets while traveling abroad. Being from Taiwan, I can tell you that Read more ›

Alice Swift on Aug 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

In June of this year, I traveled back to my home country of Taiwan, where I experienced a spirit beverage that has existed as far back as the Ming Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jul 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

The inspiration for this month’s article comes from my social media feed, actually. After doing my daily browse through my Facebook friends’ posts, I saw a wine-related question come Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jun 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

As you may or may not know, I have an odd fascination with the marriage of F&B and technology. Even my education has been crossed hospitality with instructional design Read more ›

Alice Swift on May 1, 2018

“Take a Sip for Scholarship” at the 44th Annual UNLVino

Looking Into the Future by Romero Britto UNLVino is differentiated through unparalleled, accredited hands-on student experiences at all levels of event planning, execution and promotion. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, in Read more ›

Alice Swift on Apr 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

With the beautiful spring weather right around the corner, what better time than now to have equally beautiful wine from Southern Rhône, such as rosés or Châteauneuf du Pape? Read more ›

Alice Swift on Apr 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Listen to Your Bubbles! Champagne Acoustics as an Indicator of Quality Generally, it is accepted knowledge that the bubble size and flow in champagne and other quality sparkling wines are Read more ›

Alice Swift on Mar 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Happy New Year! As we welcome the 2018 year in, I’ve spent some time reflecting upon 2017. So much has happened, both in the wine world, and in the Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jan 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

photos courtesy http://www.locationswine.com/resources I don’t know about you, but it seems 2017 has flown by so quickly! In the spirit of the holidays, and to ensure everyone has some good wines Read more ›

Alice Swift on Dec 1, 2017

Reflections as We Approach Thanksgiving:

The past few months have been quite rough for people across the United States, with Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma devastating Texas and Florida, respectively. Unfortunately, the tragic events Read more ›

Alice Swift on Nov 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Baby Boomers, Gen. X, Gen. Y, Millennials, Gen. Z, … what else is next? According to the U.S. Census, Millennials (defined as being born between 1982 and 2000) have Read more ›

Alice Swift on Oct 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

On the island of O‘ahu in the state of Hawai‘i, there are three resident Master Sommeliers: Chuck Furuya, Patrick Okubo and Roberto Viernes. In August, Hawai‘i had a fourth Read more ›

Alice Swift on Sep 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Definitely a trend…but a controversy for some. For those of you who might not be aware, marijuana was recently legalized for sale for recreational use in the state of Read more ›

Alice Swift on Aug 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

For those of you who might not be familiar with the world of wine certifications, the Master of Wine MW Exam is one of the most rigorous wine certifications Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jul 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Disneyland, Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Legoland, etc… what do they all have in common? They are theme parks geared towards fun and family-friendly rides, attractions and various forms Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jun 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Last month, I decided to focus on technology in the wine industry, and wrote about “no touch vineyard practices,” touching upon some technology innovations that are streamlining the viticulture Read more ›

Alice Swift on May 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Last month, I read a very interesting article about the next evolution of wine grape harvesting. That being said, I’d like to provide some “beverage for thought” this month. Read more ›

Alice Swift on Apr 1, 2017

43rd Annual UNLVino Event

UNLVino. The name has been marked as one of the most anticipated food and beverage event that doubles as a fundraiser for the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Read more ›

Alice Swift on Mar 2, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

2017 UNLVino Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence Honorees and a Chat with Martin Koleff, Consultant to Aburiya Raku Las VegasThis year, UNLVino honors three new recipients of the Dom Read more ›

Alice Swift on Mar 1, 2017

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Those of you in the business world have heard of terms like B2B and B2C, meaning businesses that sell to other businesses B2B, and businesses that sell to consumers Read more ›

Alice Swift on Feb 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

For those of you who have not heard of In Pursuit of Balance IPOB, it was an organization established a little over 5 years ago, by Rajat Parr of Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jan 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Each year, as we near the holidays, articles fill with recommendations for wine pairings with typical big feast meals beginning to take over the publishing world. I read about Read more ›

Alice Swift on Dec 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Wine tasting is an activity that allows consumers to taste a flight of wines and hopefully learn more in the process. Your senses sight, smell and touch/taste are used Read more ›

Alice Swift on Nov 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

With the demand of new and innovative alcohol trends on the rise, such as mixology, artisan and craft beers, and custom liqueurs, it’s no wonder that the appreciation for Read more ›

Alice Swift on Mar 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

February is always a festive month, with so many events during the shortest month of the year. First up, you have Super Bowl Sunday, the biggest football day of Read more ›

Alice Swift on Feb 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Every time the new year comes around, numerous people around the world choose to commit to New Year’s resolutions. According to a Nielson survey, the top three resolutions for Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jan 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Have you ever wondered why you tend to drink tomato juice more often on a plane? Or, in the context of alcohol, do you typically like Cabernet Sauvignon, but Read more ›

Alice Swift on Dec 1, 2015

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Venue: Wine, Beers and Spirits MarketplaceThe L.A. County Fair is one of the top five largest county fairs in the United States, and is held every September with more Read more ›

Alice Swift on Nov 1, 2015

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Such an innocent and simple question, or so it seems… either it does, or it doesn’t, depending on a person’s preference for wine. Tourists love the wine country of Read more ›

Alice Swift on Oct 1, 2015