Category: Humor
I Give VinTank a Badge!

Okay, so last week was so ridiculously busy that Friday came and went without my usual installment of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. I was traveling pretty much non-stop from Wednesday on last week, and I just ran out of time to get it done. If I had produced my usual post, there is one item from last [...]

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November 12th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good Every once in a while I come across a post that is so imaginative and hilarious that is makes me laugh audibly (or LOL for you hip young folks), and possibly even wet myself a little. This week Joe Roberts, THE 1WineDude, had a great post about the alleged abductions of Pennsylvania shoppers by the state’s “MCP” Wine [...]

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November 5th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good I always love seeing people within the wine community rallying around a great cause, and I have seen a few examples of that this week. This week I announced that I was going to be kicking off an effort to raise money to fight prostate cancer by becoming a part of the Movember movement. My initial decision to [...]

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October 29th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good The Good this week is the launch of a new blog focused on white wines from the Northwest. Ryan Reichert, one of the genuine nice guys and outstanding writers in the wine blogging scene, started this new project this week. The site looks great, and I love the highly focused nature of the site. I think there is [...]

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October 22nd – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good There was a pleathora of great stuff this week, as always. One of the highlights of the week in my oppinion was the announcement of a new online wine sale opportunity brought to us by the geniuses at VinTank. The program is called Deals From the Vines, and is modeled somewhat after the flash sale sites, such as [...]

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

The Good The good this week is a couple of my favorite bloggers taking some major leaps in their careers. Joe Roberts of 1WineDude posted this week on his move to the ranks of wine blogging professionals, which brings the grand total up to one I think, unless you count Dr. Vino. The other major leap is being taken by [...]

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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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