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Celebrate International Tempranillo Day

September 1: Celebrate International Tempranillo Day!

Say good-bye to the dog days of August with wine from a noble grape. Join us on Thursday, September 1, as we celebrate the first International Tempranillo Day! Conceived by TAPAS, Tempranillo Advocates, Producers, and Amigos Society, International Tempranillo Day invites everyone to open a bottle (or two, or three!) to honor this Spanish native now called by 60+ regional names in both Old and New World soils. From the Argentina to New Zealand, Tempranillo […]

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Wine & Food Erotica from Charlottesville, Virginia

Eric Asmiov, who writes for the New York Times “Diner’s Journal Blog”, told bloggers in his keynote speech at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia, that he learned to think about wine in terms of drinking it, as opposed to tasting it. Simply tasting it, says Asimov, misses the point in forming a connection with wine, to those of us who are passionate about it.

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Is PR Giving You a Bad Name?

They say there is no such thing as bad publicity. The thought is that even bad press is better than no press at all. Perhaps. But what happens when marketing and PR gets between you and the press? Sometimes the best stories are never told. Why? Because somewhere along the line the guy or gal you hired to do your marketing decides he or she should control who tells your story — not you. That’s […]

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2011 Wine Blog Awards Wrap Up

The 2011 edition of the Wine Blog Awards are over and while we didn’t win (nor did we expect to), we would like to thank everyone who supported us with nominations, votes, and encouragement. The coolest thing about the ceremony was hearing so many of our friends cheer when our name was announced as a finalist prior to the winner being revealed. Nothing can top something like that for us. The awards were created and […]

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Another Wine Blog gets a new look

It is currently 1:20 here in Virginia at the 2011 Wine Blogger Conference and instead of attending one of the great break-out sessions I am hunched over my ancient and less-than-trusty laptop nervously preparing to launch the new look for this site.  A lot of the current features, as well as the new ones will require configuration and tweaking over time, but the main things will be done right away. So, if things do not […]

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East Bound & Down, in Charlottesville for WBC11

Yesterday we left the sweltering heat of Houston in the morning, grabbed breakfast at the airport (never a good idea) and headed east to join our friends at the fourth annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference. Although we had a “direct flight” Southwest Airlines really does ensure you are “free to travel around the country.” Our plane stopped in New Orleans to pick up a few more passengers and we headed to Baltimore. While Charlottesville, […]

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