Category: Fun Stuff
Twin Peaks: Wine Fever Dream With Me
Agent Dale Cooper

Last night I was awakened by a dream, a dream so glorious that I had to rush to write it down so that I would remember all of the details to recount to you. Like a magic portal to my subconscious, this dream featured dancing midgets (little people that is), crushed velvet robes, giant sandworms, a disembodied human ear, and [...]

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June 24th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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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Champagne and Lucky Strikes
Punk girl

I don’t do this often, but I beg your forgiveness for another one of my self-indulgent jaunts into wine fiction. The night had consisted of a steady stream of Lucky Strikes and copious quantities of beer. The cool night air of an early summer evening in Denver had descended on us like an albatross, driving most of the crowd indoors. [...]

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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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Top ten reasons that Vinotology disappeared off the face of the earth…

1.       I’ve been busy selling off all of my earthly positions in preparation for last week’s rapture. 2.       I have only recently returned from a top secret mission in the Middle East. 3.       Hey, creating a new religion is hard work, bub. 4.       I’ve decided that this internet thing, it’s just a fad. 5.       Writer’s block is a bitch. 6.       [...]

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April 15th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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

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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Offbeat Tasting Notes FTW

One of the cool things about wine tastings is observing the differences in people’s palates. Not only will different people like different wines, but they will also find different things in the wine. Sometimes hearing these observations can help you pinpoint that thing that you can’t quite identify in the nose, and sometimes they can just make you scratch your [...]

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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

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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