Category: TGB&U
June 4 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good No contest this week, the Good is brought to us by the good peeps at Swirl, Smell, Slurp. Her posts an awesome remix on an Eric Asimov post from last week. SSS has been rightly nominated for Best Graphics, Photography, or Presentation in the Wine Blog Awards, and this post is an example of why. I’m not going [...]

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May 28 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good I don’t think that there is a blogger out there who more seamlessly meshes pop-culture and wine than that wily, unbranded calf (he prefers the term “maverick”) of wine blogging, Joe Herrig of Suburban Wino. This week he has done it again, with a great analysis of the series finale of Lost. While I didn’t find it quite [...]

By Ben Simons with 8 comments
May 16 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Okay, so I’m a couple of days late. Things have been out of control in my world for a few weeks now, and with all the hubbub at work, and the rush to make it through Taste Texas, I just ran out of day to get this done on Friday. I know that many of you plan your entire week [...]

By Ben Simons with 4 comments
May 7 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

So, after taking a week of hiatus from this series, I’m all Gene Autry, back in the saddle again. Here goes… The Good Joe Herrig from Suburban Wino had two great posts this week that featured some great movie and wine pairings. I think a lot of us wine bloggers have thought about what wines we would pair with our [...]

By Ben Simons with 8 comments
April 23 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly – HR 5034 Edition

The Good This week The Good is brought on by a response to something that is definitely The Bad. This post will probably be largely representative of a single issue today, but from different angles. The issue is HR 5034, the bill that is designed to undermine consumer choice in wine shipping, and to destroy the public’s access to normal [...]

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April 16 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good Every week I find more material than I need for “The Good” portion of this post, and this week was no exception.  I want to call out a couple of items this week. First, my friend Steve Paulo from Notes From the Cellar posted a list of wine-themed movie quotes. From my communication with him online, I picture [...]

By Ben Simons with 16 comments
April 9 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good No doubt about it, the funniest thing that I saw this week comes to us directly from Ed Thralls of Wine Tonite fame.  Most of you have probably seen me talking about the Wine Bloggers Conference that is taking place in Walla Walla Washington this summer.  Ed has issued a call to hip-hop artist and wine video blogger [...]

By Ben Simons with 10 comments
April 2 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good Joe Roberts from 1WineDude knows how to handle a no good, lousy, Wine-Monopoly legislative tool. Time to bring out the pimp hand and lay the smack down.  It just requires a little help from a document called the US Constitution, and one almost as important, Tom Wark’s Manifesto For Change In the Wine Industry. The Bad Kevin from [...]

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March 12 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good Once again there was too much good this week to limit myself to just one thing.  The week started off with a bang, and faded into outrageous hilarity. There was an awesome Twitter tasting event featuring Michigan winery Black Star Farms (on Twitter at @bstar2009) that was organized by Shannon Casey from Michigan by the Bottle.  There were [...]

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March 5 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good I like funny things.  I find this video to be somewhat funny, green screen issues, pushing for Wine Spectator, and minor inaccuracies not withstanding.  That is all. The Bad Everyone in the world is going on an effing vacation, except me.  First it was Shannon Casey from Michigan by the Bottle, then it was The Wine Whore, now [...]

By Ben Simons with 9 comments