Wine Curmudgeon

  • The 2014 Curmudgies

    … of the usual post-modern PR sins — the typos, exclamation points, and hackneyed writing (“To bottle is beautiful and the taste even more so!”). But what it sets it apart is the email subject line: “Must Have Spirt for the Holidays – AGAVIE Tequilla & Cognac.” Yes, the word spirit is misspelled, and this comes from an agency that claims…

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  • Great quotes in wine history: The Prisoner

    … No. 6’s reaction after being told that he has to taste each wine, in order, in the 2014 Wine Spectator Top 100. Unless he tells why he resigns. A tip o’ the Wine Curmudgeon’s fedora to the Dedoimedo website; this post is based on his “My reaction to — ” series. The video is courtesy of The TruthWealthFreedom Foundation via YouTube, using TubeChop. The post Great quotes in wine history: The Prisoner appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

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  • Winebits 360: Birthday week edition

    … A few notes after the past year of blog posts about cheap wine, wine education, and the wine business: • Operating system wars: Microsoft controls about 90 percent of the world’s computer operating system market with its various Windows products, but not on the blog. Just 52 percent of visitors over the past year used a Windows operating system…

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  • Tuesday Birthday Week giveaway: Wine books

    … Today, to celebrate the blog’s seventh anniversary, we’re giving away a wine book gift pack, including “Buy the Right Wine Every Time,” “Provence Food and Wine,” and Lisa Mattson’s “The Exes in my iPod.” This is the second of five daily giveaways; check out this post to see the prizes for the rest of the week. Complete contest rules are here…

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  • Monday Birthday Week giveaway: 4 Riedel glasses

    … Today, to celebrate the blog’s seventh anniversary, we’re giving away a set of Riedel wine glasses — two reds and two whites, courtesy of Banfi Vintners. This is the first of five daily giveaways; check out this post to see the prizes for the rest of the week. Complete contest rules are here. Pick a number between 1 and 1,000 and leave…

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  • The Wine Curmudgeon’s most popular posts 2014

    … The most popular posts from the past 12 months are almost completely different from what they’ve always been. Stories that been top-ranked every year that they’ve been on the blog, like The six things you probably don’t know about wine and $10 pinot noirs, aren’t any more. Chalk these changes up to the new website, which debuted last fall…

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  • Great quotes in wine history: Olivia Pope

    … Washington fixer and power maven Olivia Pope letting the president know that his favorite 98-point cult Napa cabernet sauvignon would never, ever get a 92 again. Ever. A tip o’ the Wine Curmudgeon’s fedora to the Dedoimedo website; this post is based on his “My reaction to — ” series. The video is courtesy of juststandhere2 via YouTube, using TubeChop. The post Great quotes in wine history: Olivia Pope appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

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  • Coming Monday: Birthday week No. 7 with five days of prizes

    …, the ulitmate wine bottle suitcase, plus discounts for those who want to buy one. • Friday: Two autographed copies of the cheap wine book. Besides the prize giveaways, I’ll recap the past year on the blog — the top posts and the least liked, as well as my always insightful analysis about what it all means. Because this year, it means a lot to the future of wine writing and how I do it. The post Coming Monday: Birthday week No. 7 with five days of prizes appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

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  • A Halloween wine tale 2014

    … was doing was right, doing the one thing that would make the world a better place for the wine he knew people should drink – darker, heavier, fruitier, more alcoholic. “Igor, prepare the equipment. We are about to create the perfect wine writer.” And he laughed the laugh of the damned. • The Baron had not always cared about wine. He had always…

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  • Two UNT classes and one very important wine lesson

    … You can always trust a man in a hat who talks about cheap wine. This has not been the best of times for the Wine Curmudgeon, as anyone who has visited the blog over the past three or four months may have noticed. The posts have been a little crankier, my patience has been a little shorter, and the supply of quality cheap wine has seemed ever…

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  • Redd’s Wicked Apple: “Let’s make fun of wine”

    … Far be it for the Wine Curmudgeon to criticize a multi-national company and a marketing campaign devised by people who are brilliant enough to work for it, when I’m just a guy at a keyboard who writes about cheap wine. But a recent Redd’s Wicked Apple commercial reminded me how creatively bankrupt so much of post-modern media is: “Let’s sell our…

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  • Great quotes in wine history: Prince Charles

    … Prince Charles’ reaction after a snooty Winestream Media critic gives his favourite $10 wine a 78. Who says the Windsors don’t have a sense of humor? A tip o’ the Wine Curmudgeon’s fedora to the Dedoimedo website; this post is based on his “My reaction to — ” series. The video is courtesy of digitalmediafan via YouTube. The post Great quotes in wine history: Prince Charles appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

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