Posts under Tag: hardy wallace
Wearing a Lot of Hats in the Wine Biz
Don Draper

I’ve always liked to wear a lot of hats. Since I was a kid I have lamented the fact that I didn’t grow up in the era of the Humphrey Bogart movies that my mom used to love watching. Sure, there were always ball caps, but you never saw men walking down the street in their suits and a nice [...]

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June 17th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Worst wine label

So, after a long delay I am putting on my TGTBTU shoes and getting back down to business. I have chosen to basically pretend like my unannounced absence never happened, instead of typing out a long tome of an explanation. Without further ado… One of the coolest stories to come out of this whole wine blogging world has been that [...]

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April 15th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

For the second week in a row, I have to put my man Hardy Wallace in this spot. I can’t think of a trip that produced more great material than Hardy’s trip to Bordeaux. His “reviews” of Petrus and Lafite Rothschild are absolutely classic. Hardy is now back in his beloved “Healdsburgundy”, and it will be interesting to see if [...]

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Taking Wine Seriously (Too Seriously?)

There have been a few recent blog posts that have gotten the old noodle going for me. It started a little over a week ago when I read a post called It is Time to Put the Snobbery BACK into Wine on Hardy Wallace’s Dirty South Wine blog. I really intended to write a response right away, but being the [...]

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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 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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September 10 – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Finally, I have returned to this series. Many apologies for letting The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly wither on the vine, so to speak, over the last couple of weeks. Hopefully my absolutely crazy schedule has settled in for a bit, and I’ll be able to keep things running on schedule. The Good My natural wine lovin’ buddy Hardy [...]

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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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Ain’t No Party Like a Hardy Party: An Interview With Hardy Wallace

One of the great things about the 2010 Wine Bloggers' Conference was getting to meet and hang out with some really awesome wine people from around the country. One of the guys that I have always wanted to meet is Hardy Wallace of Dirty South Wine, Murphy-Goode, and now NPA (Natural Process Alliance) fame. Hardy went from being a total [...]

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