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The Good

One of the most fun things that I have seen online this week has been the Cheap Wine Challenge that was put together on Twitter by @raelinn_wine.  The rules were posted on her Wine Ophelia blog.  Everyone was supposed to tweet a link to their review for a sub $10 wine, with the hashtag #cheapwinechallenge.  All of the wines will be thrown together into a blind tasting to see how they do.  With everyone looking for QPR wines right now, this was a really fun challenge to be involved in.  I chose the Delas Cotes-du-Rhone that I reviewed a couple of months ago.

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The Bad

Marketing doesn’t get much more ridiculous than the Twilight Wine Package featured in a Drinks Are On Me post written by Leah Hennessey
this week.  I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t use the word amazing in
regard to this, but as a piece of marketing schlock, this is pure
genius.  At least it is if you are planning on marketing wine to 14 year
old girls.

Twilight

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The Ugly

How can it be anything but the Haiti earthquake? I usually want to keep
this post pretty light and funny, but I wanted to take another
opportunity to encourage people to give their support in whatever way
that they can.  I have mentioned the Palate Press/Brother, can you spare a bottle effort in a post yesterday, but you can also give directly to the American Red Cross, or @Pinotblogger pointed out that Sameritan’s Purse is a great option as well, as they are on the ground now providing water and shelter.