October, 2008

  • October 31, 2008 • Culture Dept.

    To The Woman Who Saved My Velvet Coat

    A few years ago, a certain reporter was in a freak parking accident while wearing his favorite black velvet coat. After being dragged downhill for a bit by a runaway vehicle he and his beloved coat were in shreds. Doctors repaired the...

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  • October 30, 2008 • Culture Dept.

    Plug-n-Play Dessert Wine

    Apparently, if it’s not from Portugal, it’s not port – it’s dessert wine. This is a new mutation of the name game the Champagne region of France plays with “sparkling wine” made anywhere but there, or Kobe beef, versus...

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  • October 26, 2008 • Interviews

    Gary Vaynerchuk: Wine’s Brand Man

    Despite the media credentials I was granted, I somehow I managed to miss the Wine Bloggers Conference 08, hosted this October in Sonoma County’s Santa Rosa, California. No worries, the conference’s main attraction was video wine...

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  • October 25, 2008 • Sonoma Co.

    Wine PR Firm Delcares War

    With apologies to systems theorists, the term “emergence” essentially describes what occurs when a phenomenon becomes greater than the sum of its parts. The mud “cathedrals” erected by termite colonies like a mass of primitive...

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  • October 18, 2008 • Culture Dept.

    Boston Vlog Test

    Thought I’d do a little camera test for the Flip Mino that was kindly sent over for review. This is my MIA message from Boston, Mass., where I’ve been on location making a doc. Fine time, though the chorus of Simon and...

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