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Happy New Year 2015


The blog is off today for New Year’s, but will return tomorrow with our usual features in the run-up to the 2015 $10 Hall of Fame, which arrives on Monday.

A tip o’ the Wine Curmudgeon’s fedora to blog visitor John Hammer for passing along this video, which not only puts wine into perspective, but is funny. Who knew Vikings didn’t like oaky chardonnay? (Video is courtesy of Holidaytravel tvspots via YouTube.)

Happy New Year from the Wine Curmudgeon.

Fourth of July 2014


The blog is mostly off today for the holiday, but will return on Monday with our usual features, including the cheap wine book giveaway with Jon Thorsen, the Reverse Wine Snob. Enjoy July 4, and especially this video — Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, and Dolly Parton from the incredible Trio II, singing “High Sierra” (courtesy of jpspanishfan2 at YouTube). Harmony doesn’t get much better than this.

And you don’t have to be of a certain age to understand what music lost when Ronstadt, who has Parkinson’s, realized she couldn’t sing anymore.

The WC returns from the land of the missing

The website was down for about nine hours on Wednesday morning, and anyone who tried to access the site got a placeholder that made it look like I was out of business. But no fears — I'm still here and plugging away.

The cause was a DNS mishap, related to a soon-to-come site redesign. Don't worry if you don't know what DNS means. I do, and knowing doesn't help much. Just makes my head hurt.

A tip o' the Curmudgeon's fedora to TypePad customer service, which got the site back up in just a couple of hours and did it in professional fashion.

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