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    Labor Day 2014

    …The blog is mostly off today for the holiday, but will return on Tuesday with our usual features. That includes an update later in the week on the Wine Curmudgeon’s annual visit to the Kerrville Fall Music Festival. Until then, the theme song from the 1970s cop show “Baretta,” featuring Sammy Davis Jr., a cockatoo, and sage advice: “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.” (Video courtesy of MrBigrose11 at YouTube.) The post Labor Day 2014 appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon.…

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    The Wine Curmudgeon’s annual Kerrville Texas wine extravaganza

    …And with a cheap wine book signing this year, as well. The wine panel at the Kerrville Fall Music Festival is at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 30, where we’ll talk about Texas red wine. No doubt the Wine Curmudgeon will get in a spirited discussion with one of the panelists about the price-value ratio of Texas cabernet sauvignon and merlot, and that we should…

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    Great quotes in wine history: Sheldon Cooper

    …Sheldon’s reaction after he finds out that people call him crazy because he thinks the Winestream Media doesn’t know bazinga about wine. 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 dwmad94 via YouTube. The post Great quotes in wine history: Sheldon Cooper appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon.…

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    Ask the WC 5: Getting drunk, restaurant wine, wine reviews

    … Because the customers always write, and the Wine Curmudgeon always has the answers in this periodic feature. Ask me a wine-related question by clicking here. Hey Wine Guy: I would think alcohol is alcohol is alcohol, and a buzz is a buzz is a buzz. However, I seem to experience what I will call a “lighter” buzz from wine, which dissipates…

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    Treasury Wine Estate’s plan to avoid a hostile takeover

    … The Wine Curmudgeon mentions Treasury’s scheme for two reasons. First, and most importantly, it doesn’t seem very sustainable. The troubled Australian multi-national wine company, whose holdings include California’s Beringer, has been losing more millions than most of us have socks. Yet, despite its problems, Treasury wants to boost business…

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    Who has the best job in wine?

    … And I don’t even have to wear a tie. The Wine Curmudgeon, of course. I drink wine and tell people what it tastes like. How much better does any job — in wine or otherwise — get than that? Which is why I was surprised to see this, “10 of the world’s best jobs in wine,” from the British trade magazine, The Drinks Business. Wine writing…

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