Posts under Tag: suburban wino
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 [...]

By Ben Simons with 3 comments
April 8th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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If there is one person on these here interwebz who I would want to read about their trip to Bordeaux, and that person is Mr. Hardy Wallace.  He is using the most innovative scoring system known to man while he visits the classic wine region. So far he has posted from Chateau Latour, Mouton, Chateau Ausone, and Chateau Belair Monange.  [...]

By Ben Simons with 4 comments
April 1st – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I am sorry to announce that this week will be the last edition of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly that I will write. I appreciate everyone who has read and commented on these posts in the past. You are all very important to me, and I am very happy to have been able to provide a little humor [...]

By Ben Simons with 2 comments
March 11th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
wendell berry

Making another stop in The Good this week is Vintank, who just released a great report on what 2011 has in store for the wine industry in regards to technology. 1WineDude posts that he thinks the report might be too optimistic, and it might well be, but I still like the thought process behind the report. I also have an [...]

By Ben Simons with 2 comments
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 [...]

By Ben Simons with 2 comments
December 11th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good this week comes to us via the Dirty South Wine blog. Hardy Wallace has a firm grasp on the needs of winos when it comes Christmas time. Screw all this noise about wine aerators, refrigerators and the newest must read book. What the wine drinking public really needs is this Indian War Club. Perfect for every occasion. One [...]

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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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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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Getting an Early Start on the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference

When I was making my plans for the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla, it took the Wine Brat all of one tweet on Twitter to convince me that I should just extend my stay and go with the group that was going to be going on a tour of the Willamette Valley before the conference. Today's pre-pre-conference trip [...]

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