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A Lesson in Attracting Media Attention

July 13th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

Provocateur Tim Hanni correlates taste in wine with taste in other things, and announces that women who like sweet wine don’t wear panties. Perhaps this explains the growth Moscato’s popularity…

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Wine, Women and (Sex) Data

June 2nd, 2011 by Tom Johnson

An internet poll (so be leery) of more than 10,000 women around the world shows a couple of interesting things: Men are unromantic slobs — 68% of women think having a glass of wine is “essential” when it comes to creating a romantic setting. However, only 44% of women say they drink wine at least [...]

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Add a Little Kinky To Your Valentine’s Day

February 9th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

Valentine’s Day is approaching, so images of romance and the consumption of “champagne” are everywhere. Let’s be honest: we’re tired of marketers who try to turn every celebration into an event necessitating the purchase of sparkling wine. Are we not wine drinkers every single day? Do we not drink sparkling wine whenever we damned well [...]

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Samantha Pulls a Cork

January 17th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

She ought to do phone porn: So this evening, all alone in my home, I started thinking about sharing, how lovely, how codifying, how powerful it is but….sometimes, well sometimes it’s better alone. I’m willing to confess that sometimes pleasure is best served for one…especially when you are serving yourself. Don’t go acting all shocked, [...]

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Chicken/Egg

January 4th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

Statistical correlations are dangerous because it’s hard to tell which of the correlated activities is the cause and which is the effect. Which brings me to a study by Mara Squicciarini and Jo Swinnen over at the American Association of Wine Economics that notes a strong correlation between wine consumption and monogamy. Arguably, a first [...]

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The Evolution of the Wine Porn Business Model

October 21st, 2010 by Tom Johnson

Genevelyn Steele Swallows takes the next big step by going subscription only. Fortunately, Samantha Sans Dosage continues in the wide, wide open, erect and ready to be salted.

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Whatever Pops Your Cork

August 11th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

Winechap compares a wine tasting to the different stages of sex. It seemed appropriate to draw proceedings to a climax with the continuously intense, supremely powerful, richly hedonistic, abandoned, suffusing Amarone (La Tirela 2007):  This was the unavoidable apotheosis of concentration in a wine – the point at which wine comes close to exploding in [...]

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They’re At It Again

July 30th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

Samantha Sans Dosage: The conversation is stimulating and the wines are the kind that inspire, inspire me to think of my customers, think of the other wines I have in the same category and best of all….they inspire me to swallow. Genevelyn Steele Swallows: Imaginative stuff, the wine, the novel, the grotesquely humid night that [...]

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Counterpoint: Sex Is Better Than Wine

June 18th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

Tamara from Sip With Me, guest blogging at DrinkNectar, offers 10 reasons why food and wine are better than sex. A sample: 3. Dropping $100 on a meal is perfectly acceptable. In the interest of balance, here’s my list of why sex is better than food and wine. You can start first thing in the [...]

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What’s the Perfect Amount of Wine to Drink Before Sex?

May 18th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

Kathryn Borel, author of Corked, has an answer: One glass of bubbly as an aperitif and three glasses of red. There’s pep in the bubbles, languidness in the red and the total will not make you impotent, nor too confused to understand how your lady or man parts work.

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