Posts under Tag: humor
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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August 6 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

First of all, I want to thank everyone who has given me support in my search for a job in the wine biz. You guys are all awesome. A special thanks to the guys at Wine Biz Radio for mentioning my search on their show this week. The Good Man, this is another week where I found so many Good [...]

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June 4 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good No contest this week, the Good is brought to us by the good peeps at Swirl, Smell, Slurp. Her posts an awesome remix on an Eric Asimov post from last week. SSS has been rightly nominated for Best Graphics, Photography, or Presentation in the Wine Blog Awards, and this post is an example of why. I’m not going [...]

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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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Notes From the Wine Blobbing Underground

With all apologies to Fyodor Dostoyevsky for this bastardization of his great work in Notes From the Underground. The narrator in the story is an obnoxious person, so please don't take anything that I say personally –   I am an uncredentialed man… I am an insignificant man.  I am an undisciplined writer of oenological drivel.  I believe that I [...]

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The Wine Before Christmas

‘Twas the wine before Christmas, when all through the cellar  Some bottles looked good, with none looking stellar.  The glasses were hung by the wine rack with care,  In hopes that someone brought a bottle to share.    The children were nestled all snug in their beds,  While visions of tannins now danced in our heads.  And ma with her [...]

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The Bacchus Health Care Plan (not to be confused with the Baucus Plan)

An open letter to my congressman – Dear Sir, I am writing this letter to express my concern about our nation's health care.  There have been a lot of plans floating around lately to remedy the obvious shortcomings of the current system.  I think that these courses of action have varying degrees of validity, but I have a plan that [...]

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