Category: TGB&U
September 24 – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good The good this week is a new series of reviews on restaurant wine selections from Josh Wade on his Drink Nectar website. I think this is an idea whose time has come. I would like to see others do some similar reviews on their blogs, as I think this is really valuable information for consumers. Josh really covers [...]

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September 10 – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Finally, I have returned to this series. Many apologies for letting The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly wither on the vine, so to speak, over the last couple of weeks. Hopefully my absolutely crazy schedule has settled in for a bit, and I’ll be able to keep things running on schedule. The Good My natural wine lovin’ buddy Hardy [...]

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August 13 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly – Guest Poster: SipwithMe

This week’s Good, the Bad and the Ugly is being delivered by Tamara Belgard of Sip with Me. The air was so heavy with dirt, with every breath; it coated your mouth and throat. It was so thick with tension; you couldn’t have swallowed it if you tried. It was a week of showdowns, barroom brawls and shoot-outs between the [...]

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August 6 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

First of all, I want to thank everyone who has given me support in my search for a job in the wine biz. You guys are all awesome. A special thanks to the guys at Wine Biz Radio for mentioning my search on their show this week. The Good Man, this is another week where I found so many Good [...]

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July 30 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good In the last year my wife and I have become addicted to the show Mad Men. I know, we tend to be a little late arriving to these kind of parties, but we are here now. For those who don’t know, and there can’t be very many of you, Mad Men centers around the lives, beverage choices, and [...]

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July 23 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good There have been a lot of good posts about the recent #PinotNoir blowout that took place. The entire event was so much fun, and represents an international community Twitter event the likes of which I’ve never seen before. So, with all of the great posts on the event, how did I choose the one to feature here? Easy, [...]

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July 16 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good The good this week goes out to the wine community that participated in the #pinotnoir Twitter tasting last night. I think that anything that provides an excuse for drinking some great Pinot deserves to occupy this space. I would especially like to note the power trio of Ed Thralls from Wine Tonite, Tamara Belgard from Sip With Me [...]

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July 9 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good Times is good for funny wine blog posts this week. If you follow a lot of the wine bloggers that I do, you have doubtless been kept in stitches following their RSS feeds. There were simply too many great posts this week to narrow the list down to a single one, so here are a few of my [...]

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July 2 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly – #WBC10 Edition

The Good Every once in a great while a post so epic, so innovative, so damn funny that it just can’t be ignored comes along. Earlier this week, such an event took place. I have long been lamenting the lack of truly quality satire in wine blogging. I mean, sure there are those who take a stab at it, but [...]

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June 11 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good There was a great post on Good Grape this week about a topic that is near and dear to my heart, localism. I have always been a huge proponent of anything local. I always prefer to spend my hard earned money at a locally owned business, and on locally produced products, instead of a mega-chain whenever possible. As [...]

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