Posts under Tag: tom wark
February 18th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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 3 comments
December 3rd – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I have been slacking off again in my Friday duties. Last week I took a much needed holiday break, but I also missed the week before that due to my travels around the state of Washington. Well, I am back this week, so here we go… The Good There have been a couple of great articles written in response to [...]

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October 29th – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good The Good this week is the launch of a new blog focused on white wines from the Northwest. Ryan Reichert, one of the genuine nice guys and outstanding writers in the wine blogging scene, started this new project this week. The site looks great, and I love the highly focused nature of the site. I think there is [...]

By Ben Simons with 9 comments
April 2 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The Good Joe Roberts from 1WineDude knows how to handle a no good, lousy, Wine-Monopoly legislative tool. Time to bring out the pimp hand and lay the smack down.  It just requires a little help from a document called the US Constitution, and one almost as important, Tom Wark’s Manifesto For Change In the Wine Industry. The Bad Kevin from [...]

By Ben Simons with 6 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
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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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
News of Social Media’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

I have some very conflicted opinions on Steve Heimoff's most recent outburst of social media loathing.  On the one hand, I actually agree with him that our reliance on tools like Twitter, Facebook, and the like have damaged real world communications.  I have been to dinners where people who were actually in the SAME ROOM spent the entire evening texting [...]

By Ben Simons with 5 comments