Category: TGB&U
June 24th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
the-good

It’s been a good week. I had a great experience hanging out with some new friends that we had just met over a few bottles of wine. Sharing some vino with friends always reminds me why I love wine, and it also always puts me in the mood for… They folks at the Wine Bloggers Conference didn’t give the guy [...]

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June 17th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Worst wine label

So, after a long delay I am putting on my TGTBTU shoes and getting back down to business. I have chosen to basically pretend like my unannounced absence never happened, instead of typing out a long tome of an explanation. Without further ado… One of the coolest stories to come out of this whole wine blogging world has been that [...]

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April 15th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
donald-trump-bad-hair-day

For the second week in a row, I have to put my man Hardy Wallace in this spot. I can’t think of a trip that produced more great material than Hardy’s trip to Bordeaux. His “reviews” of Petrus and Lafite Rothschild are absolutely classic. Hardy is now back in his beloved “Healdsburgundy”, and it will be interesting to see if [...]

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April 8th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
donald-trump-bad-hair-day

If there is one person on these here interwebz who I would want to read about their trip to Bordeaux, and that person is Mr. Hardy Wallace.  He is using the most innovative scoring system known to man while he visits the classic wine region. So far he has posted from Chateau Latour, Mouton, Chateau Ausone, and Chateau Belair Monange.  [...]

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April 1st – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I am sorry to announce that this week will be the last edition of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly that I will write. I appreciate everyone who has read and commented on these posts in the past. You are all very important to me, and I am very happy to have been able to provide a little humor [...]

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March 25th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
the-good

One of the blogs that I have to admit that I haven’t paid nearly as much attention to as I should is the Louisville Juice blog that is published by Tom Johnson. Every time I go there I read fantastic content, and yet I just haven’t surfed over as often as I should. I plan to rectify that. This week [...]

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March 11th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
wendell berry

Making another stop in The Good this week is Vintank, who just released a great report on what 2011 has in store for the wine industry in regards to technology. 1WineDude posts that he thinks the report might be too optimistic, and it might well be, but I still like the thought process behind the report. I also have an [...]

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March 4th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
the-good

Finally, the moment that you have all been waiting for; wine Twitter star Bobby Parkerchuck has granted an interview to the folks at Vintank, who just keep bringing the thunder (sorry) on their blog. Check out all the shocking revelations  posted here. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that one of my hot [...]

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February 25th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Wine Truck Fire

This week I’m going a little local for The Good. I know that this piece of news may not have much use to those of you outside of Eastern Washington, but you have to understand the plight that those of us in the Tri-Cities of Washington have found ourselves in. There is an unholy dearth of quality eating establishments for [...]

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February 18th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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This week yielded a couple of items that warranted consideration for The Good. The first comes to us from my friend Joe Herrig of Suburban Wino. After all these years of fumbling around, trying to figure out how to behave myself at wine tastings, Joe has finally shone some light on the subject. The second was a great piece of [...]

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