THE INCONSEQUENCE AND BEAUTY OF WINE IN A RIGHT V. WRONG WORLD

Despite what my occasional rants and polemics might suggest about my disposition, I do get the beauty of wine. There are so many things...

THE SUPREME COURT MUST RULE ON WINE RETAILER SHIPPING

Since 2005 when the U.S Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of New York and Michigan's discriminatory and protectionist bans...

 
 
 

WINE AS HISTORY, NOT JUST INDUSTRY

It's by far the best wine story of the day. Christie's, in advance of an important December auction, describes the discovery and character...

PHIL MICHELSON POPS A CORK IN WINE COUNTRY

In an impressive defense of his title, professional cork popper Phil Michelson bested other competitors for a second year in a row...

 
 
 

SONOMA STATE WINE MBA STUDENTS GET IT DONE

If you are ever inclined to ask, “just what the hell are they teaching those kids in college these days,” I'd point you to a recent...

WONDERING ABOUT WINE BLOGGERS AND THE WINE BLOGGERS CONFERENCE

On the eve of the 11th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla, I wonder.. -If I'll discover any alternative to using social...

 
 
 

THE INTERSECTION OF WINE AND THE METOO MOVEMENT

After receiving two tweets accusing it of fostering fear among women due to a message on one of its wines, a British Columbia winery...

I TOOK LEGAL ADVICE FROM WINE WHOLESALERS AND ONLY GOT THIS TEE SHIRT

In the wake of the Supreme Court agreeing on Thursday to hear a case of great importance to wine retailer shipping, the very next day...

 
 
 

TEN WAYS WINE CAN COMBAT THE THREAT OF CANNABIS

Here are five paragraphs from a news story concerning cannabis and wine with which members of the wine industry ought to be very concerned:...

WILLAMETTE VALLEY CONJUNCTIVE LABEL LAW IS A MISTAKE

According to a recent story by the Portland Oregonian's wine writer Michael Alberty, winemakers and winergrowers in Oregon's Willamette...

 
 
 

A CORRUPT SCHEME AT THE MIDDLE OF THE AMERICAN WINE INDUSTRY

In a recent interview with Liza Zimmerman at Wine Searcher, Rob Tobiassen, former Chief Attorney for the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco...

THE FUTURE OF WINE

There is a somewhat obscure field called “Future Studies” by some, “Futurology” by others. It's not science fiction. The Wikipedia...

 
 
 

WHY I'M ATTENDING THE 2018 WINE BLOGGERS CONFERENCE

In October, the 11th Annual Wine Bloggers Conference will be held in Walla Walla, Washington. I didn't attend the two most recent conferences...

TWO IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS IN WINE EDUCATION

Here's an opportunity that doesn't come along too often: “Discovering and nurturing the next generation of outstanding young wine writers...

 
 
 

A WINE RATING IS AN ADJECTIVE, NOT A CALCULATION

There has of late been good writing and thinking about writing and thinking about wine. At Meg Maker's Terroir Review I recently read...

THE BLOG ON LIQUOR LAWS AND POLITICS YOU NEED TO READ

In the past, I had the opportunity to draw attention to new wine-related blogs that held great potential. I haven't done much of this...

 
 
 

ON BOYCOTTS, WINE AND THE WORLD

In a continuation of his provocative “August Essays”, influential writer Andrew Jefford makes the case that wine drinkers have a moral...

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN THE WINE INDUSTRY

In its fierce “determination to put an end to anti-competitive practices that hurt law-abiding businesses and prevent consumers from...

 
 
 

WINE WRITERS AND THE QUESTION OF JELLO VS. PUDDING

Designing the recent survey I conducted that will result in the fourth American Wine Writer Survey Report since 1994, a question arose...

WINE JOURNALISTS GET THEIR DUE

By Alan Goldfarb At a wine tasting many years ago, a man walked up to wine journalist Bob Thompson and stuck a glass in his face and...

 
 
 



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Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

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