I Tripped Abroad and Became a Wino…

First published on our collaborator’s site, Brut Detroit My name is Sean, and I’m a territory manager for a wine company. This might be an unremarkable statement, but there’s a catch. It really doesn’t make much sense when one considers that in past lives, my specialty was Spanish. I’ve been a Spanish teacher, a translator and[…]

Tapas at La Dulce

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve posted, but believe me when I say that the wine drinking and tapa eating has not stopped! Let me fill you in on what we’ve been up to. Our debut at Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine was a great success! Ten people gathered for a taste of Spain, learning a[…]

Live at Vicente’s Cuisine, May 25th!

It’s official! We’ve been working with the wonderful folks down at Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine to come in and engage in a little wine-drinking and tapa-eating! The Take-Home Tutor will be presenting live on Wednesday, May 25th at Vicente’s, where our founder Sean works tending bar. Attendees will be treated to our Spanish lesson with Sean and[…]

Live at Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine!

It’s official! We’ve been working with the wonderful folks down at Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine to come in and engage in a little wine-drinking and tapa-eating! The Take-Home Tutor will be presenting live on Wednesday, March 30th at Vicente’s, where our founder Sean works tending bar. Attendees will be treated to our Spanish lesson with Sean and[…]

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Wine O’ The Week

Ladies and gentleman, damas y caballeros, it’s time for Wine O’ The Week! Though we waited til Wednesday to post, this gem of a bottle was consumed on Monday, because we couldn’t even. After an intense 15 minute workout, we called it and day and decided it was time for some libations. We headed up[…]

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Wine O’ The Week

It may only be Monday, but we here at the THT felt it was time enough for Wine ‘O The Week! I mean, The Walking Dead, Girls, Broad City, and all of our other favorites premiered last week, so we need something to keep us entertained until Game of Thrones comes back on! Tonight took[…]

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QUIÉNES SOMOS (who we are)

In 2014, two of my friends approached me about learning Spanish. They were headed to Costa Rica, and didn’t want to perpetuate the traditional ‘Ugly American’ stereotype: gun-slinging, cowboy-hat wearing, ‘Merica! type. They wanted me to give them a foundation to work with–introductions, greetings, how to form a question, etc. Ever the party planner, I[…]

Wine O’ The Week

It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for Wine o’ the Week here at the Take-Home Tutor! This week we are featuring (and chugging) the outstanding Altos Ibéricos, a 2012 Tempranillo from the Rioja region of Spain, by Torres Wines. Their beautiful website describes the wine as “Opaque cherry red color. Floral (Damascus rose) and[…]