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    Rant: Local Wine Ignorance

    …Are you ignorant about the wines produced in your state? How much do you know about these local wineries? Have you tasted any of their wines? Or have you made an assumption that the wines aren't worthy of tasting? The time is now to battle ignorance about local wines. Today starts the 7th Annual Drink Local Wine Week, an event founded by Drink…

    6 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

    Vasse Felix Cabernet sauvignon 2001

    …They say you spend the first half of your life visiting and the last revisiting. I imagine myself moving in ever smaller circles until I'm back at the start. . . This particular wine was one of the first I wrote about in 2006, I tasted it again in 2007. The first tasting note a list of words, with a small grainy picture of a cork on a keyboard…

    1 readers - By Wino sapien

    2014 Drink Local Wine Week: Starting October 12

    …Drink Local Wine (DLW), the organization whose goal is to bring greater attention to regional wines, announces that the seventh annual Drink Local Wine Week (formally Regional Wine Week) will take place the week of October 12, 2014. The members of DLW encourage all North American wine critics, bloggers, and broadcasters to participate…

    2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

    Rant: Sex, Drugs & Restaurant Reviews

    … When you describe a restaurant experience to someone, do you use the language of drug use or sex? That choice speaks volumes about the type of food you ate, as well as the the size of your check. I've been immersed in a fascinating new book, The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu by Dan Jurafsky. The book explains and expounds upon…

    2 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

    A writer and his voice

    …It’s been six years since I started steveheimoff.com. I had no idea what I was getting into back in those pre-Recession days. But I knew that blogging was something I wanted to do. People sometimes ask me why I started blogging. After all, I already had a pretty good job, was rather well-known in the wine community, and I didn’t envision blogging…

    1 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

    A Writer’s Response to Intimidation

    … In political writing, investigative journalism and satire, the subject of the story is often cast in a light he or she does not like. If the piece is outrageously untrue, as often happens in satire, a good-natured subject, while irked, will respond with humor. It takes the heat off, diffuses whatever power the writing may have and puts…

    5 readers - By Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blog

    WBC 2014 and the Wine Blog Awards – Part 2

    … concluded Wine Bloggers Conference. In fact, for the past few years, this extravaganza of self-aggrandizement and cronyism has been considered part of the WBC, thereby allowing Tom Wark to pretend that he’s not really a very bad man, just a very bad wizard (and a humbug, to boot), and give himself awards. Who is more deserving after all? So, congrats…

    9 readers - By Joe Power/ Another Wine Blog