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    Think Wine Criticism Is B.S.? Then You Need To Reject All Forms Of Criticism

    … Every once in a while, when I tell people what I do for a living, I get a sort of snickering question along the lines of “does it bother you that part of what you do is total bullsh*t?” These folks are usually referring to the studies, quoted by lazy media outlets ad nauseum, that purportedly debunked wine tasting as bull honkey when “expert…

    3 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Reader Mailbag: Trying New Wine Is A Pain In The Ass

    … position where nice wines may be shipped to us for tasting purposes in hopes that you blog about it. So… My reason for contact is this. Today I read the article, ‘Wine execs are scared of the craft beer and spirits growth.’ You probably read it since its well circulated. Following the gambling terminology, beer and spirits have a relatively low buy…

    5 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Why Everyone Hates Us

    … Because… well… THIS: Wine geeks and wine pros are taking it on the chin right now (for a hilarious and totally NSFW example, have a listen to this podcast by Internet comedy icon Maddox). We are accused of just about everything uncool, from being fond of snobbery to displaying nepotism to having bullsh*t jobs to engaging in major douchebaggery…

    2 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Working, Buying, and Hoping!

    … reviews. But I’ve been able to answer some email during my meal breaks, and I’ve been getting wine auction emails. And wine sales emails. And tasting party emails. And they make me thirsty! To a man who doesn’t have the time to taste a new bottle, this is pornography of the entirely unattainable: -Three bottles of 1959 Chateau Margaux at auction. -Full…

    4 readers - By jvb uncorked

    Everything That I Know About Investing (I Learned From Wine)

    …[ Warning: This post has very little to do about wine. But, it might just help to make you a millionaire. Your mileage may vary. ] Back in March, when I let the cat out of the bag on my personal financial situation, I got a lot of interesting reactions. Most of them were of the attah-boy! variety, but since that time there’s been no shortage…

    6 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Wine’s Next Big Thing Is…

    … also have apps like Delectable, which show you what a lot of those tastemakers are drinking and how they feel about it. On the other end of that same curve is the app Wine4.Me, which uses data and science to help you learn your own taste preferences, to the point of actually recommending specific wines based on them, sans expert recommendations…

    5 readers - By 1 Wine Dude

    Reality Check

    … or FedEx stores and drive it back home. Yes, it is true that some people get busted carrying liquor across the border, but the numbers are small. According to an article in The Philadelphia Tribune, in 2012 and 2013 combined, there were a total of 17 violations (12 administrative & 5 criminal) and 6 warnings. Not exactly a slew. “We’re…

    3 readers - By Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company
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