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  • Rant: TasteCamp Multiplicity

    …, covering different regions, such as a Southern TasteCamp or a West Coast TasteCamp. The idea would be a weekend trip for writers to a local wine region, exploring in depth the wines of places such as Texas and Idaho. The event would be all about local wine, as well as other local drinks and foods. United as a small group, the writers could…

    2 readers - Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie
  • Rant: Local Wine Ignorance

    … the wines. That hurts local wineries as those residents are potential customers, ignorant of the worthy products in their region. For example, in Massachusetts there are over 30 wineries, and many locals I have spoken to are unaware of most of those wineries. I have even spoken to local wine store owners who didn't know about some of the best…

    6 readers - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - STEVE HEIMOFF
  • A Writer’s Response to Intimidation

    … the subject in a positive light, showing she is a good sport. However, if there is truth to the story, post or article, as quite often with leaks of information, it is in the best interest of the subject to make the story go away as quickly as possible. The subject may attempt to destroy the credibility of the writer through bullying and intimidation…

    5 readers - Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blog
  • WBC 2014 and the Wine Blog Awards – Part 2

    … “And as it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the end That bullshit is bullshit, it just goes by different names” – The Jam, Beat Surrender The Wine Blog Awards, otherwise known as The Tom Wark Friends and Family Reach-around and Mini Sausage Breakfast Plan, had its annual Sally Fields Impersonation contest one evening during the recently…

    9 readers - Joe Power/ Another Wine Blog