Category: Rant

Dodd-Frank, Obama & China’s Wine Speculators

Gas prices have not doubled under the Obama Administration. Folks who continue to repeat this myth, including my dear brother, are simply wrong. Then why does this "untruth" keep getting repeated? Because the proponents of this urban legend are providing ...

Wine Bloggers’ 5-Year Reunion: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Redux

Thoughts of attending a high school reunion lead to a barrage of emotional responses. From "I Can't Wait!" to "Not just no; but Hell, No!" and plenty in-between, a reunion is different things to different people. For one whom high school ...

Money, Guns and Workers: The True Meaning of Labor Day

After six days of wine tasting and pairing in Portland and Carlton, Oregon, we headed on a walking tour of the city and landed at Powell's City of Books. Since Joe and I are secretly book nerds (we used to ...

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Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

You have to choose Play with the boys You're bound to lose A bottle in one hand A can in the other Don't fool around 'cause they're real mean mothers -Wild in the Streets, Circle Jerks For the past couple of months, and then culminating in this past ...

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Reality: The Myth. On Super Bowls and Santorini

While I am serving snacks during half-time of the Super Bowl, I am forced to watch a 53-year old Madonna lip-syncing her greatest hits. Not forced as in anyone is making me do it -- but more in the way ...

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%#&@ the Pilgrims!

WARNING! The following post may contain language, ideas, and humor that some might consider offensive. If you feel that you might be one of these people then this post might be about you or someone you know and we highly ...

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Damn, I like beer! Of beer festivals, beer wenches, and beer farts.

As I've written before, I am not a wine snob, but I am definitely a beer snob. That being the case, one of my favorite alcohol-related events in Houston is the Brenner's Beer Festival. Seriously, Brenner's on the Bayou is ...

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Don’t be a Wine Specatator

I have been working lots of hours, lately, on some on-going high impact litigation. That leaves me little time for writing, much less for reading or watching television. So I tend to get my information through filters. Like many ...

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Wine Apps: Don’t Be an iDiot!

This post has been in the works for some time, but in the midst of all the hand wringing over Steve Jobs, patron saint of rounded corners, stepping down, this seems like a good time to publish it. We get quite ...

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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 ...

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