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Where in the World is Ben Simons?

As promised, today is the day of the big announcement of where we are going to be moving. It's been a crazy process, but ultimately simple economics lead us to our decision. We are going to be going where we have found the best job possibilities and where we will be able to make the smoothest transition.  My friend Josh [...]

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The Moment of Truth: Vinotology Move Watch 2010

Hi, I'm Kent Brockman, and we have just received a special announcement. According to our sources, Ben Simons of the blog Vinotology will be holding a special press conference at "high noon" ET on September 29th, Wine Wednesday, to announce the destination of his upcoming move. There are many locations thought to be in the mix to land this wine blogging [...]

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Lost Out On The Prairie (In Case You Wondered Where I’ve Been)

One day fades into another, as I claw my way across my living room. The smell of dust bunnies and cardboard hangs heavy in the air. My weapon of choice these days is a tape gun, although I occasionally wield a utility knife as well. The chilling realization hits me that we own entirely too many books, but unfortunately the [...]

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I’m Back! Update On My Trip to California

I'm sure most of you have started wondering if I have fallen off the edge of the world after my prolonged absence and total radio silence since I returned from my trip to Napa and Sonoma. Well, I am here to report that I did not, in fact, fall off the edge of the world. I will fill in some [...]

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Food and Wine Pairing: You Can Do It, Too!

Today's post is a guest post from Toni Ambrosini Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I have a healthy obsession with food. I am happy to share Twitpics of various pizzas and grilled meats. Then my followers can be envious that they don’t have any. I also have a fascination with wine, also well-documented on Twitter. [...]

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The Wine Bottle is a Reliquary – Guest Post by Sam Klingberg

You're rolling your eyes, but I'm serious.   Judging from people's reactions to innovative wine packaging designs and marketing techniques, you could only assume that wine is a sacred object. I find that even in my young, totally bad ass perception of life, I prejudge wine based on my moderately secret desire to be a serious wine connoisseur. For instance, [...]

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The Five-Step Program to Recover Your Sense of Adventure – Guest Post by Tony Ambrosini

We tend to take this for granted because of the era that we live in, but I am stunned by the amount of resources we have when it comes to food and wine. General information, recipes, publications, blogs…you name it. At the very least, you can find it on our good friend, the Internet. There is so much to experience [...]

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Eleven Reasons to Participate in #Cabernet Day

The Twitter machine has been all abuzz recently with talk about the upcoming #Cabernet Twitter Social Media event that is being organized by Rick Bakas. There have been a number of this type of event taking place over the last few months, and this one has the potential to break all of the standing wine social media records. All you [...]

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It’s Going to Be One of Those Weeks

Sometimes you get to a point where you just know that there is no way that you are going to be able to get everything done that you would like to, and you need some help from some friends. This is one of those weeks for me. I like to keep you all updated on what is going on in [...]

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Getting My Feet on California Soil

The hardest part about relocating is the timing of trips into the perspective new job markets. Things never seem to work out in a manner that is both cost effective and time efficient. The perfect situation would be to have 5 or 6 interviews magically line up over the course of about a week, and each of those interviews be [...]

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