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Back in the Saddle Again

Well, as you can see, the switch-over to the new site design is not in place yet. I have been having some issues with getting my hosting set up, but I am ready to start back to normal posting. The new site will hopefully be up soon, but in the meantime I wanted to go ahead and get started with [...]

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January 28th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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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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A Brief Hiatus (sort of)

I hope that everyone had a very happy holidays, and that you all got what you wanted from Santa this year. Now comes the short gear up to New Years, and locating the perfect bottle of bubbly for your NYE party. I love this time of year. I have had a few people ask me what was up with my [...]

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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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Jumping Into the Business World

If you have been following this blog for a while, you know that there have been some major changes in my world recently. Several months back I announced that I had decided to pursue my dream to move into the wine industry, which was followed by a job search trip out to California, and then eventually my wife and I [...]

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December 3rd – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I have been slacking off again in my Friday duties. Last week I took a much needed holiday break, but I also missed the week before that due to my travels around the state of Washington. Well, I am back this week, so here we go… The Good There have been a couple of great articles written in response to [...]

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What I’m Thankful For

I’m going to be dropping off the map over the Thanksgiving holiday, but I wanted to post a quick little note of thanks. I’m actually composing this post on my iPhone from the road, so don’t expect anything too fancy, or even correctly spleed (or spelled). First of all, I’m thankful to all of you have read my lowly little [...]

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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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Movember Update – I’m Talkin’ ‘Bout Prizes

So my little Movember project has gotten off to a somewhat slower start than I was hoping for. I have discovered that the possible injury to my person that my wife has threatened is apparently not enough to encourage my dear readers to donate, although I do thank the two awesome people who cared enough about my wine lovin' carcass [...]

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