Category Archives: Wine Humor

The End of Wine Blah Blahgs

April 1 – DATELINE: ONLINE – The wine blahgosphere fell eerily silent today when William Zinsser emerged from the heavens and told wine blahggers that the world isn’t all about them and they can only write about wine from now … Continue reading

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Regional Wine Becomes Mainstream – Mission Accomplished?

It’s been three months since I’ve posted here. That’s a factor of fatigue, I don’t mind acknowledging. I’ve still been writing my weekly wine columns for The Washington Post, of course, and will link to those here in future in … Continue reading

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Winemakers do a number on Wine Spectator

Call Central Casting and request a flamboyent French winemaker who epitomizes joie de vivre and bonhomie, and they’d probably send you Jean-Charles Boisset. Boisset is the scion of a famous Burgundy family who in recent years has embarked on a … Continue reading

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Worth Reading: And well, listening and viewing too

The Best of the Rest in wine this week: The countdown is on to 2012 in Denver next Saturday, so The Wine Curmudgeon and I do a prospective look at the conference and a retrospective glance at how the … Continue reading

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April Tom Foolery Roundup

OK, so there were some pretty good wine-related April Fool’s jokes on the Internet this Sunday. Jeff Siegel linked to his favorite April Fool’s post, about California seceding from the United States as a wine nation. Then he followed up … Continue reading

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Worth Reading This Week: Hissy fits, DLW in Denver, and more hissy fits

Some thoughtful keyboard tappings for oenophiles: Tom Wark, never one to mince words, continues his latest criticism of “natural wine” adherents as being the only sector of the wine industry that promotes themselves by being negative about everyone else. Wark … Continue reading

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Worth Reading This Week: Yes, Wine Enthusiast, there IS a Virginia!

Here’s what’s up this week in wine: Wine Enthusiast has discovered that Virginia is for Wine Lovers. The magazine has anointed the Old Dominion as one of the 10 best wine regions in the world to visit. Quite a coup, … Continue reading

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Holiday Cheer from Your Pets …

I try not to get maudlin’ on the blog, but when I saw this holiday video, featuring my least favorite Christmas song of all time in what must be the best rendition ever, I just had to share it. I … Continue reading

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Worth Reading This Week: Wooooooo Boy! Expensive wine critics, cheap wine, and tons and tons of methane …

Here’s my weekly offerings of what’s worth reading on the wine blahgosphere – and boy, this week’s a doozy! We begin with “Campogate” – the controversy over the resignation of Jay Miller from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. It seems little-known … Continue reading

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Worth reading this week: Yao Ming, ego-shaped fermentation tanks, and the RdV backlash

My weekly roundup of wine news worth reading on the blah-blah-sphere: When I saw the headline for this piece on Wines & Vines, I mistakenly thought it said “Ego-Shaped Wine Tanks … “, which had me mentally riffing about self-important … Continue reading

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