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Lick It Up

September 29th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

Formulaic costume rockers Kiss have announced their very own wine, Kiss Zin Fire:  Kiss Zin Fire is a bold and fruity 2010 California Zinfandel — the result of a cool, long growing season that promoted fantastic flavor, acidity, and color. A brazen blend of blackberry and pepper gives the vintage a hard-rocking kick and spicy [...]

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The Rich, They’re Different From Me and You

September 7th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

Supermodel Kate Moss has bought a French winery for her boytoy, guitarist Jamie Hince. She bought the winery after consulting with former boytoy Johnny Depp. “Johnny was incredibly encouraging and told Kate that producing wine has been an amazingly rewarding hobby.” Rich dilettantes are, of course, one of the reasons its so hard to make money in [...]

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Remember: Red Wine With Meat, White Wine With Bitches

June 2nd, 2011 by Tom Johnson

The ever-evolving Sean Puffy Puff-Daddy P-Diddy Diddy Combs has reportedly hired an etiquette teacher to train people in his company, Bad Boy Records, to “use dinnerware” and order wine.

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Today’s Lesson in Media Exploitation: Real Housewives of NYC Update

May 23rd, 2011 by Tom Johnson

As nearly as I can piece it together from the gasping coverage, Real Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer offered to bring the wine for a charity event hosted by Real Housewives of New York City arch-rival Jill Zarin. Or maybe she didn’t; there’s some disagreement about that. Singer, for those of you [...]

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Drinking With the Stars 2: Keith Richards

May 3rd, 2011 by Tom Johnson

Johnny Depp reports that the dissipated Rolling Stones guitarist drinks something that “looks like nuclear waste.” Must be what keeps him so young.

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A Royally Bad Day for British Wine

April 30th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

I, like everyone else in the world, spent yesterday swept up in Royal Wedding Mania. A lovely bride…a rich, balding groom…throngs of plump women weeping at the romance of it all. What’s not to love? For the British wine industry: a lot. Romantic as the wedding was, the day was a P.R. disaster for British [...]

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Drinking With the Stars: What They’re Pouring Backstage

April 24th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

Just for the record, if it were me out there appearing in a different town every night, I’d be incredibly specific about what I wanted waiting for me backstage. There’s not much more fearful in life than strangers trying to be fancy. It leads to all kinds of gussied-up crap, like those selections of “special” [...]

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The Perils of Moderate Celebrity

March 4th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

Matt Damon tries to buy a case of wine, is thwarted, and returns with DVD and fan magazine to prove who he is. Oh, the humiliation.

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So Now I’m a Real Housewives Blog, I Guess

October 26th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

I’m kind of a Renaissance man; I have lots of interests. One of those is, of course, wine. But another is the debilitating effect tiny amounts of fame have on the human psyche.  A perfectly normal person can be rolling along just fine, and then a tiny fleck of fame lands on them and they’re infected. [...]

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The Continued Miniaturization of Celebrity Wine

October 15th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

The most significant unintended consequence of the transition from broadcast to cable television is the creation of a whole class of “celebrities” no one has ever heard of. So we now have the “star” of Real Housewives of New Jersey — someone named Ramona Singer — announcing that “with the help of Opici Wines” she’s [...]

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