Posts under Tag: the good the bad the ugly
June 11 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good There was a great post on Good Grape this week about a topic that is near and dear to my heart, localism. I have always been a huge proponent of anything local. I always prefer to spend my hard earned money at a locally owned business, and on locally produced products, instead of a mega-chain whenever possible. As [...]

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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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April 23 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly – HR 5034 Edition

The Good This week The Good is brought on by a response to something that is definitely The Bad. This post will probably be largely representative of a single issue today, but from different angles. The issue is HR 5034, the bill that is designed to undermine consumer choice in wine shipping, and to destroy the public’s access to normal [...]

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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 [...]

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March 12 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good Once again there was too much good this week to limit myself to just one thing.  The week started off with a bang, and faded into outrageous hilarity. There was an awesome Twitter tasting event featuring Michigan winery Black Star Farms (on Twitter at @bstar2009) that was organized by Shannon Casey from Michigan by the Bottle.  There were [...]

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March 5 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good I like funny things.  I find this video to be somewhat funny, green screen issues, pushing for Wine Spectator, and minor inaccuracies not withstanding.  That is all. The Bad Everyone in the world is going on an effing vacation, except me.  First it was Shannon Casey from Michigan by the Bottle, then it was The Wine Whore, now [...]

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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 [...]

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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.  [...]

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February 5 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good There was so much good stuff going on this week on blogs that I read, that I don’t think I can narrow it down to just one thing.  Here are three posts that I really enjoyed this week – The Wine Whore and Josh at Drink Nectar put together one of the most entertaining tasting videos that I [...]

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January 29 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good There were a couple of good posts that came out about social media for wineries since my last installment of TGB&U – Josh over at Drink Nectar has posted on the topic of social media in the past, and makes some really great points on the topic.  His post on Facebook status tweeting points out a mistake that [...]

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