Posts under Tag: dr. vino
March 4th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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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 18th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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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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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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July 23 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good There have been a lot of good posts about the recent #PinotNoir blowout that took place. The entire event was so much fun, and represents an international community Twitter event the likes of which I’ve never seen before. So, with all of the great posts on the event, how did I choose the one to feature here? Easy, [...]

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May 7 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

So, after taking a week of hiatus from this series, I’m all Gene Autry, back in the saddle again. Here goes… The Good Joe Herrig from Suburban Wino had two great posts this week that featured some great movie and wine pairings. I think a lot of us wine bloggers have thought about what wines we would pair with our [...]

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March 12 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good Once again there was too much good this week to limit myself to just one thing.  The week started off with a bang, and faded into outrageous hilarity. There was an awesome Twitter tasting event featuring Michigan winery Black Star Farms (on Twitter at @bstar2009) that was organized by Shannon Casey from Michigan by the Bottle.  There were [...]

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Shipping Laws: The Saga Continues – Maryland

There's a really interesting post up on Dr. Vino's blog right now about wine shipping laws in Maryland.  I'm always interested in this topic, so I enjoy reading about how my fellow Three Tier Refuges are doing around the country.  Sounds like Maryland's opportunity to escape from the clutches of the evil anti-consumer mafia is coming up soon, so let's [...]

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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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