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Archive for March, 2012

Top Five Reasons the White House is No Longer Disclosing Wine Lists

March 14th, 2012 by Tom Johnson

The White House recently announced it will not release wine lists for state dinners. Here are the Top 5 reasons why the White House wine list is now a state secret: President’s bias toward Illinois wine threatens electoral prospects in neighboring Indiana. Plot to distract Republican base from forged birth certificate Fred Franzia was a [...]

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I Took French in High School, and Dammit I’m Going to Use It

March 1st, 2012 by Tom Johnson

A Canadian study indicates that people pay more for wine with difficult-to-pronounce names. As reported in the New York Post: Three groups of between 41 to 48 participants were asked to rate the same Niagara Chardonnay. The first group was told the wine came from a fictional winery called Titakis; the second group was told [...]

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