It’s only $65,000 (for now), a tiny drop in the barrel, but still it’s money the federal government has no business ladling out. I’m talking about a federal grant for a wine program at Appalachian State University. Story here.
Just because some wine is produced in western North Carolina, why is it necessary that a state university nearby must have a wine program? Apparently, NC wine producers have somehow managed to find the knowledgeable people it needs up until now by hiring them or simply training them. The notion that universities need to train people in the making of wine feeds the credential inflation beast.