Category: TGB&U
February 26 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good I love seeing multiple approaches to the same issue.  This week there were two great posts about the same general topic.  One of them was possibly the funniest post I’ve read this year, and the other was a really well thought out exploration of the same topic. Not that it matters, since nobody reads my posts but other [...]

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February 19 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good This was a good week for finding funny wine items around the web.  I was introduced or discovered a couple of items that actually made me laugh out loud. First, an item that Josh Wade, @nectarwine on Twitter, tweeted earlier this week.  Before you watch this video, I have to say that Vinotology always encourages responsible drinking, so [...]

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February 12 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good The Good this week is a couple of fun tasting events that came up this week. The first is by far the biggest Twitter tasting event that has taken place since I’ve been blogging.  The #CaliCabs event was open to everyone, and featured tweeters from around the country tasting their favorite California Cabernet(s) and then tweeting about them.  [...]

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February 5 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good There was so much good stuff going on this week on blogs that I read, that I don’t think I can narrow it down to just one thing.  Here are three posts that I really enjoyed this week – The Wine Whore and Josh at Drink Nectar put together one of the most entertaining tasting videos that I [...]

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January 29 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good There were a couple of good posts that came out about social media for wineries since my last installment of TGB&U – Josh over at Drink Nectar has posted on the topic of social media in the past, and makes some really great points on the topic.  His post on Facebook status tweeting points out a mistake that [...]

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January 22 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good Big news coming out of Massachusetts about shipping laws in the state. The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that could open the door for wine lover in Massachusetts to purchase more of their favorite wines online or by mail order directly from producers.  Right now MA law restricts consumers from ordering wine directly [...]

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Friday Good the Bad and the Ugly – January 15

The Good One of the most fun things that I have seen online this week has been the Cheap Wine Challenge that was put together on Twitter by @raelinn_wine.  The rules were posted on her Wine Ophelia blog.  Everyone was supposed to tweet a link to their review for a sub $10 wine, with the hashtag #cheapwinechallenge.  All of the [...]

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Friday Good the Bad and the Ugly – January 8

I have decided that I want to try out something new this week.  I want to have a new weekly feature for Fridays.  Every Friday I will try to find something from the previous week that was good, something that was bad, and something that was, well I’m sure you can figure it out.  So here we go – The [...]

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