Category Archives: Not wine related

Happy Holidays 2013

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Bruce Springsteen’s “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” is a holiday tradition on the blog, and it never fails to amaze me how many terrific versions are available. This video, courtesy of s1buy at YouTube, is a little grainy, but features The Boss, Clarence Clemons, and the E Street Band in its best Santy Claus form. Enjoy the holiday with people you care about and your favorite wine.

The Wine Curmudgeon will return tomorrow with New Year’s sparkling wine suggestions, and more wine for the New Year on Monday. The 2014 $10 Hall of Fame will be announced on Jan. 6.

A few words about that ice storm


If the the blog seems to be missing a little something this week, it’s because of the ice storm that hit Dallas last Thursday and has caused widespread power outages. Mine isn’t back on yet, and may not be until tomorrow. I’ve spent the weekend trying to charge my laptop and phone, find a warm place to sleep, and locate an Internet connection so I can post to the web site. I have to admit — even my patience is wearing thin, and I’m generally pretty good about these things. First world problems, and all that.

Also, I haven’t been able to send any of the prizes from birthday week, which were going out end of last week. But they should be dispatched this week after power has returned. That’s also the case for anyone who ordered cheap wine books; they’ll go out as soon as I can get in the office and turn things on.

Happy Thanksgiving 2013


The blog is off today — enjoy the holiday with the people who mean the most to you. Thanksgiving should be about more than football, turkey, and holiday shopping, as Steve Goodman always knew (courtesy of 1000Magicians at YouTube). The blog will return tomorrow with our regular features.

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