Posts under Tag: ed thralls
The Times, They Are A-Changin’

The last month has seen a lot of changes taking place with my friends in the wine community. I've been falling down on the job in covering these items individually, so I've decided to take this opportunity to post an update on the goings-on. Some of these are just news about new endeavors, and some are developments that will be [...]

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My California Job Search Trip Continued

Yesterday I posted some updates and pictures from my recent trip to California. As my wife told me immediately preceding my departure for California wine country, this trip was not a vacation. I did have a great time, but my activity was dictated by the fact that I was on the West Coast looking for gainful employment. The book is [...]

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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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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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Help a Wino Out…, Not Me, Ed from WineTonite

Just thought I'd make it clear from the title, as I have my suspicions that a post titled Help a Wino Out might not get viewed a single time.   I know how much everyone loves to be asked for stuff, but really all that's needed here is a few minutes to go vote for Ed Thralls in a contest [...]

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July 16 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good The good this week goes out to the wine community that participated in the #pinotnoir Twitter tasting last night. I think that anything that provides an excuse for drinking some great Pinot deserves to occupy this space. I would especially like to note the power trio of Ed Thralls from Wine Tonite, Tamara Belgard from Sip With Me [...]

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Wine Education – Just Another Brick in the Wall?

Ed Thralls has an interesting post up on the Wine Tonite blog about wine education in the US, and how it compares to our cousins across the pond in the UK. I can't say that I was terribly surprised by the results of the analysis presented by Wine Intelligence at the London International Wine Fair. It seems that American wine [...]

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April 9 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good No doubt about it, the funniest thing that I saw this week comes to us directly from Ed Thralls of Wine Tonite fame.  Most of you have probably seen me talking about the Wine Bloggers Conference that is taking place in Walla Walla Washington this summer.  Ed has issued a call to hip-hop artist and wine video blogger [...]

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Bring Sadat X to WBC10!

Dude, how had I not thought of this earlier?  What would make the upcoming Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla better than having the one and only True Wine Connoisseur Sadat X in attendance?  Ed Thralls of Wine Tonite fame brings us this awesome video that will doubtless be starting a massive campaign to see that Mr. X makes it [...]

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