Posts under Tag: josh wade
July 2 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly – #WBC10 Edition

The Good Every once in a great while a post so epic, so innovative, so damn funny that it just can’t be ignored comes along. Earlier this week, such an event took place. I have long been lamenting the lack of truly quality satire in wine blogging. I mean, sure there are those who take a stab at it, but [...]

By Ben Simons with 8 comments
1WineDude, a Nectar Drinker, and a Vinotologist Drive to Spokane…

I had been wanting to catch up with Joe Roberts all weekend at the Wine Bloggers Conference, and it just never really happened. We were all so busy, and on top of all the mayhem, Joe was busy dealing with some sadness on the homefront, as his dog passed away while he was out of town. As a dog owner, [...]

By Ben Simons with 6 comments
You’re Asking, “What the Hell is He Doing in Spokane?”

One week ago tomorrow, I started a week long stewing of my liver in wine that took me from Portland and the Willamette Valley, to Yakima and on to Walla Walla. Since all of that drinking tasting just wasn't enough, I decided to hang out with Josh Wade in Spokane. The Spokane Convention and Visitor Bureau sponsored a couple of [...]

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The Great Northwest Tour Continues – Spokane

Fresh on the heels of the 2010 Wine Bloggers' Conference, I jumped in a car with Josh Wade (Drink Nectar) and Joe Roberts (1WineDude), and headed out to Josh's stomping grounds of Spokane. I really hadn't gotten much of an opportunity to talk with Joe while we were in Walla Walla, so I enjoyed getting to spend some time chatting [...]

By Ben Simons with 7 comments
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 [...]

By Ben Simons with 14 comments
Taste Texas Guest Blogger Profile: Josh Wade of Drink Nectar

If the wine blogging world were a high school, I would expect to see Josh Wade's picture in the Most Likely to Succeed category of the yearbook.  Josh and I started blogging around the same time, and it has been a lot of fun to see what he has done in such a short period of time. He has quickly [...]

By Ben Simons with 5 comments
February 26 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good I love seeing multiple approaches to the same issue.  This week there were two great posts about the same general topic.  One of them was possibly the funniest post I’ve read this year, and the other was a really well thought out exploration of the same topic. Not that it matters, since nobody reads my posts but other [...]

By Ben Simons with 6 comments
February 19 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good This was a good week for finding funny wine items around the web.  I was introduced or discovered a couple of items that actually made me laugh out loud. First, an item that Josh Wade, @nectarwine on Twitter, tweeted earlier this week.  Before you watch this video, I have to say that Vinotology always encourages responsible drinking, so [...]

By Ben Simons with 5 comments
Do You Want a Restaurant Wine Revolution?

Well, there's one brewing over at Drink Nectar right now.  The people are speaking, and it sounds like the people are fed up.  Josh Wade, who is the Spokane wine guru behind Drink Nectar, has some outstanding points that I think that every wine drinker can relate with.  Here's a snippet – Put yourself in the seat of an average [...]

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