Posts under Tag: suburban wino
What Would You Do If I Sang Out of Tune?

As I have seen my trip out to the Pacific Northwest next week rapidly approaching, I have started to become somewhat overwhelmed with the preparation still underway, much like my friend Joe describes in his most recent Suburban Wino blog post. Granted, my anxiety is mostly due to the ridiculous procrastination regimen that I have put myself on in 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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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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May 28 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good I don’t think that there is a blogger out there who more seamlessly meshes pop-culture and wine than that wily, unbranded calf (he prefers the term “maverick”) of wine blogging, Joe Herrig of Suburban Wino. This week he has done it again, with a great analysis of the series finale of Lost. While I didn’t find it quite [...]

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May 7 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

So, after taking a week of hiatus from this series, I’m all Gene Autry, back in the saddle again. Here goes… The Good Joe Herrig from Suburban Wino had two great posts this week that featured some great movie and wine pairings. I think a lot of us wine bloggers have thought about what wines we would pair with our [...]

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Taste Texas Guest Blogger Profile: Joe Herrig of Suburban Wino

We are just a week away from the first Taste Texas Twitter event with Mandola Estate Winery, and I thought that it would be a good idea to profile a few of the bloggers who will be participating in the event with me.   Joe Herrig is the one and only wily unbranded calf of wine blogging, launching his assault [...]

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Is it a Zin to Skip Wine Blogging Wednesday (#67)?

The bustle of activity over the last week has left me spent. I try to work up the energy to accomplish anything productive, but my strength fails me.  Just when I feel that all hope is lost, I post a simple message on Twitter, which reads, "Hmm, I'm starting to think that I'm not going to get a Wine Blogging [...]

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