Category: Rant

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Announcing the Results of the 2010 Annual AWB Self-Serving Wino Survey

Another Wine Blog is delighted to reveal the results of our 2010 Annual AWB Self-Serving Wino Survey. But first, a few words about our methodology. After all, a survey of any kind is only as good as the methodology employed ...

You Never Know Who Might be Listening

It's amazing what people will say out loud when they don't know anyone is listening.  Recently, at a local wine event, I thought I was back in junior high.  Or watching a remake of  Mean Girls. Don't Plot a Takeover One of ...

Three Reasons to Divorce Your Wine Guy

People love to ask about our favorite local wine merchant.  Truth be told, we don't have one. In fact most of our wine is shipped to us. So it's safe to say our favorite wine usually comes via FedEx. Occasionally though, ...

Food for Thought: Recipe for Success

When I worked the election one year, my assignment was to sit in my kids' intermediate school cafeteria and watch for monkey business.  Given we live in Texas, I wasn't surprised to see a little voter intimidation, suppression and some ...

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Falwell, Flynt and K Vintners’ Charles Smith

Fresh from a late night viewing of "The People v. Larry Flynt," I noticed a Google alert, "Winemaker Sues Anonymous Commenters on Wine Blog." A few clicks later I find out that Charles Smith of K Vintners filed a complaint ...

Stealing Wine, Food and Money

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Perhaps. But when someone is making money by stealing our wine reviews, pairings, recipes and photographs of food and wine, we have to take issue with it. We addressed this topic at ...

Wine Drinkers: Thanks for Your Engagement!

I was checking our "ping backs" a few days ago. Ping backs occur when someone links to our site. Sometimes it's someone completely random selling sports shoes. Other times it's a really interesting wine-related website. Bruce McGechan has a ...

Falling Prey to Wine Rating Peer Pressure

Try as we must, even as adult wine lovers we succumb to peer pressure. We like to think that peer pressure is something we outgrow. As parents we warn our teenagers how this "group think" can make them do ...

Wine Conferences: No Time for Writing About Wine

Often when we attend conferences and tastings, we plan an extra day prior to or following our trip. We may rent a car, an extra hotel night here and there, with enough unscheduled time to upload photos, shop, relax, ...

Exhausted thoughts from a plane

Having just lifted off from my connecting flight out of Denver that is returning me back to Houston from Seattle, I began to contemplate whether there were many things more needlessly gut-wrenching than a plane banking into a turn, while ...