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Archive for May, 2011


Unfortunate Blog Name of the Day

May 31st, 2011 by Tom Johnson

Swirl Girl.

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Well, At Least It’s All Natural

May 31st, 2011 by Tom Johnson

Coconut wine. The manufacturing process is indeed very simple as all that we need is tie up the flowers on the coconut tree with a rope, and the liquor will drip spontaneously into the prepared containers. Among the “prepared containers” is not a special coconut wine glass by Riedel. You can, however, buy a coonut [...]

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Where Not to Put a Wine Cellar

May 31st, 2011 by Tom Johnson

A New York man, spending a few days at an alcohol rehab facility on Enders Island off Mystic, Connecticut, wandered into the basement and discovered a cache of homemade wine. Hilarity ensued: According to police, (Jordan) Seacor then tried to rob at knife point a man staying on the island before burglarizing a nearby home [...]

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Brother, Can You Spare $50,000 for a Drink?

May 30th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

Auction Napa Valley is this week, and along with the live events where rich people get tanked-up and spend ridiculous amounts of money on ridiculously good wine, there is now an online auction where slightly-less-rich people can spend ridiculous amounts of money without actually having to go out in public. It’s all to benefit charity, [...]

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Nothing But Upside

May 30th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

A new study shows that half of all wine drinkers in Great Britain have never tasted British wine.

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Blog Awards and Me

May 28th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

It’s that time of year again: every wine blog in the world is reminding their readers to nominate them for a Wine Blog Award. I note that someone who has never commented at Louisville Juice (at least that I can find) has nominated me — unbidden — in the Best Writing category. Thank you, whoever [...]

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Toward an Emerging American Wine Culture

May 28th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

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You Think I’m Crabby About Millennials?

May 28th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

Simon Doonan over at Slate is really bitter. What is it about all these emerging lifestyle gurus, teen real-estate machers, tween fashion entrepreneurs, and prepubescent bloggers that compels me to get all biblical on their asses? Simply put, the young folks of today are a bunch of insanely overachieving, materialistic, poorly educated, distraction-prone, conformist, mentally turgid [...]

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If Anyone Cared About Canadian Wine, This Would Be a Problem

May 27th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

The Vintners Quality Alliance of British Columbia has decided that it will only give its seal of quality approval to wines packaged in glass bottles. The decree created something of a glass ceiling for wineries that want to market wines that meet VQA standards in alternative formats, such as PET, Tetra Pak formats and, in [...]

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Please Don’t Cook the Exhibits

May 26th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

I get press releases, and this one amuses me: A Louisville chef known for his seafood wins an award, which is presented at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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