Category: Rant

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Hanging in the Balance with The Lady Chablis

It's funny how the mind works. How it can go from point A to point B to point C in what appears to be perfectly logical succession -- at least to the mind in question. I was listening to an ...

June 10th is National Iced Tea Day!

It was one of those days. In a long line of them. Three days before tax filing day my laptop crashed. The morning after another raucous TasteLive! event, I run a Microsoft update. Being late for work, and forgetting that ...

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Robert Parker is NOT responsible for Kenny G!

In April of 1970 Miles Davis released one of the truly unique, original and influential albums of all time. Bitches Brew took listeners places no one even knew existed until Davis showed the way. Unlike the "cool" Miles Davis of ...

How not to conduct an advertising campaign

"Gets rid of blackheads, the heartbreak of psoriasis, Christ, you don't know the meaning of heartbreak, buddy, C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon 'Cause it's effective, it's defective, it creates household odors, It disinfects, it sanitizes for your protection It gives you an erection, it wins the ...

Terry Hoage Vineyards and the 2011 NFL Draft

When we recently attended Hospice du Rhône in Paso Robles a very long tradition for me was broken. Also occurring that weekend was the NFL draft. Stretching back to the sometime in the early-to-mid 80's I have been a faithful ...

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Wine Reviews are Bullshit!

Penn and Teller have a series on Showtime called Bullshit where they expose things that they consider to be, well...bullshit. They choose a topic each week, such as Martial Arts, Life Coaches, the U.S. Criminal Justice System, or Abstinence, and ...

7 Things You Might Not Know…

My favorite beer wench, in fact, The Beer Wench, tagged me in her latest post, "7 Things You Might Not Know About The Wench." Although you might not know all seven of the "things" she lists, I actually knew quite ...

Romance, Hearts & Wine: Advice for Men on Valentine’s Day

We women love romance, I don't care what protestations we might make. So when someone asks, what is your first romantic memory involving wine, I can point to it most unequivocally, and tell you that it happened when the only ...

Wine Intelligence admits Bias, Ulterior Motives in “Wine Blogger Distrust” Release

Last week Wine Intelligence, the self-proclaimed "leading research-led strategy consultancy serving the global wine industry," released the following: Consumers wary of blogger recommendations, according to research Independent bloggers are one of the least trusted wine information sources in the UK, ...

Marita’s Vineyard: Because I’m Worth It!

Tom Davis taught advanced reporting in my journalism program at Marshall University. He also threw great holiday parties. Prior to his teaching gig, he worked at a number of newspapers including the Detroit Free Press. It was pretty clear he taught ...

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