Category: Fun Stuff
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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Thou Shalt Not Give Up Wine For Lent

Some of you may have seen my brief explanation of what Vinotology is on the new website. I have always gotten a lot of questions about this, and I finally decided that I would just post it on the site. Vinotology is a cult that I’m starting, ala Scientology. I read once where L. Ron Hubbard said that he didn’t [...]

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

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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If Celebrities Were Wines: Justin Bieber Edition

Sometimes I can get a little lost inside my own head. My brain starts into motion and I begin to contemplate life’s many mysteries, things like “If I went back in time and accidently killed my grandfather, would I have ever been born to go back in time and kill my grandfather?”, “The Bush years, what was that all about?”, [...]

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February 18th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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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February 11th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Hardy Wallace was on fire this week on his Dirty South Wine blog. He had not one, but two squirt milk out of your nose funny posts this week. The first had Hardy laying the smack down on lame digital and social marketing shiz. Hardy wasn’t done though, as he posted this work of art that shows what the wine [...]

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January 28th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

After some chatting on Twitter today, Paul Mabray from Vintank convinced me to interrupt my hiatus to put out an installment of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly this week. For those who have been wondering about me, the plan is to relaunch Vinotology next week with my new design and format. The plan has morphed a little bit [...]

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December 17th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I somehow totally forgot about this post for last weeks TGTBTU, so I decided to give it some props this week. I have gushed on this blog before about how Katie Pizzuto’s Gonzo Gastronomy blog is one of the most consistently interesting and unique blogs out there, featuring some fantastic writing and loads of attitude, but I will reiterate that [...]

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December 11th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good this week comes to us via the Dirty South Wine blog. Hardy Wallace has a firm grasp on the needs of winos when it comes Christmas time. Screw all this noise about wine aerators, refrigerators and the newest must read book. What the wine drinking public really needs is this Indian War Club. Perfect for every occasion. One [...]

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