Posts under Tag: Steve Paulo
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 [...]

By Ben Simons with 4 comments
Maybe We DO Need Some Stinking Badges

By now many of you who are regular readers of my blog are aware of my past contemplations on the subject of wine scoring. While I realize that wine scoring definitely serves a purpose, and that maybe we all score wines in one way or another, I still have misgivings about the systems that we use to quantify the wine [...]

By Ben Simons with 9 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
May 16 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Okay, so I’m a couple of days late. Things have been out of control in my world for a few weeks now, and with all the hubbub at work, and the rush to make it through Taste Texas, I just ran out of day to get this done on Friday. I know that many of you plan your entire week [...]

By Ben Simons with 3 comments
April 16 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good Every week I find more material than I need for “The Good” portion of this post, and this week was no exception.  I want to call out a couple of items this week. First, my friend Steve Paulo from Notes From the Cellar posted a list of wine-themed movie quotes. From my communication with him online, I picture [...]

By Ben Simons with 16 comments
March 19 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good   You guys know that I'm a punk rocker from way back, so I had no choice but to select this awesome post as The Good for this week.  Matt does a great job of expressing the reasons why I blog about wine, not to mention the fact that he references underground music, and handmade rock 'zines.  I [...]

By Ben Simons with 5 comments
February 12 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good The Good this week is a couple of fun tasting events that came up this week. The first is by far the biggest Twitter tasting event that has taken place since I’ve been blogging.  The #CaliCabs event was open to everyone, and featured tweeters from around the country tasting their favorite California Cabernet(s) and then tweeting about them.  [...]

By Ben Simons with 3 comments
What Does it Matter? – Organic Wines and Organic Grapes

As a follow up to my post on the 2008 Cap-Rock Viognier that was produced from 100% Organic grapes, my fellow blogger @StevePaulo made a really good point on Twitter.  His comment was – "Does it matter? 'Made from Organic Grapes' means the rest of the process isn't organic. What's the advantage, in general?" I think that is does matter, [...]

By Ben Simons with 10 comments