Posts under Tag: joe herrig
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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February 18th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
the-good

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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September 24 – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good The good this week is a new series of reviews on restaurant wine selections from Josh Wade on his Drink Nectar website. I think this is an idea whose time has come. I would like to see others do some similar reviews on their blogs, as I think this is really valuable information for consumers. Josh really covers [...]

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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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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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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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Breaking News – Wine Bloggers Win Powerball Lottery

Note – This is a fictional story. This is a story of what might have been. Please don't ask any of the bloggers in this story for money; we are as poor as we've ever been. [Transcript from today's 9 Action News report] [Cut to Vin Winehowser] "Hello. This is a 9 Action Wine News special report with Vin Winehowser. [...]

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What I Learned at the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference

I've never been one to resist peer pressure. I say when the times get tough, do what everyone else is doing. So, in that spirit, here is my "what I learned" post from #wbc10. Please forgive me if I talk a lot about bloggers in this post, but improving my craft as a blogger was really the purpose of the [...]

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Raising a Glass to a Friend – 2008 Montaluce Viognier

There are many events in this life that seem to call for a celebratory drink, and perhaps none falls higher on the list than the birth of new child. My vino amigo Joe, aka the Suburban Wino, aka the wild unbranded calf of wine blogging, just became a proud papa yesterday (though I hear that his wife did all the [...]

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Rockin’ the Casbah in Walla Walla

I woke up last week and came to the sudden realization that we are about two weeks away from my arrival in beautiful Walla Walla, Washington for the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference. This is the event that us wine bloggers wait for, with breathless anticipation, all year long. This is like Christmas for winos, a great opportunity to meet online [...]

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