Category: Rant

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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 ...

Wine Writing is Broken? Viva Wine Blogging!

While I would love it to be my full-time job, Another Wine Blog is something that I do in my "free" time - between the laundry, feeding the dog, making the bed and the one-hour commute each way to slave ...

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Another Wine Blog Among Wine Blogger Award Finalists

Another Wine Blog is one of five finalists among nearly 50 nominees for Best Writing on a Wine Blog in the 2011 Wine Blogger Awards. UPDATE: Check out our Press Release. Bonny Doon's Randall Grahm at "Been Doon So Long," Alder Yarrow's Vinography; ...

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A Nightmare on Wino Street

"If I were King of the Forest, Not queen, not duke, not prince. My regal robes of the forest, would be satin, not cotton, not chintz. I'd command each thing, be it fish or fowl. With a woof and a woof and a ...

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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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