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You Asked For It

January 20th, 2011 by Tom Johnson

Regular commentor Wally wants another picture of Scarlett Johansson. Does it seem to anyone else like the bottle is pointed the wrong way?

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Follow-Up: 8-Bit Vintners

July 14th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

Remember the thing I wrote a while back about 8-Bit  Vintners’ unorthodox and effective promotion strategy? Remember how I said they were a great example of niche marketing to Millennials? Remember how I said the Oregon virtual winery had “Bob Trinchero upside”? Yeah, well, that’ll teach you who to listen to. “Unfortunately I am another casualty [...]

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Free Wine

June 28th, 2010 by Tom Johnson

A reader dropped me an email that guarantees I’m not going to get any paying work done this afternoon: I read on another wine blog (sorry, monogamy’s not my thing) called Winethropology (not sure why it’s called that) today this piece about how you shouldn’t trust wine writers who accept samples. I was thinking that [...]

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This Conversation’s Been Going On for a While. Isn’t It About Time Someone Called Someone Else a Nazi?

December 6th, 2009 by Tom Johnson

The Good Grape opines at length on my Isolated Blogger meme (here and here) and inspires smart comments, plus one from me. You know: just to break things up. Technorati Tags: blogging, wine

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Up From Comments: Bandol Value and Cellar Theory

September 29th, 2009 by Tom Johnson

Regular commentor Wally, who knows his stuff, suggests that Bandol is not a good value: Good wine but rotten price/value ratio…Better to look for wines from Nimes where you don’t have to pay jet set prices for great wines. I retort: It depends on how you look at it. The price point for red Bandol [...]

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Wine and Football

September 25th, 2009 by Tom Johnson

The Wine Whore contemplates real men and wine-drinking: You are hanging out with your friends, maybe even watching football and the subject of wine comes up. There is always someone who laughs and says that wine is only for women…Have you ever felt uncomfortable admitting that you enjoy a nice cool glass of wine as [...]

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Because I Really Want This to Turn Into a Canned Wine Blog

August 6th, 2009 by Tom Johnson

Wine in a can is apparently more viable when Paris Hilton doesn’t endorse it. A correspondent writes: You may want to check out Wildpelican.com, which is all the rage in Europe right now. Not available in the USA yet, but all the hip millenians (sic) are gulping down Wild Pelican in a can in the [...]

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