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Wine Curmudgeon to TV weather fear mongers: You owe me

TV weather fear mongers
TV weather fear mongers

“OMG, it’s an ice storm!”

The headline says it all. I did a cheap wine book signing last night, and everyone had a wonderful time. Sold some books, including one to a dog and one to a baby, and the only thing that wasn’t wonderful is that not a lot of people were there. They had been scared away by Dallas’ TV weather fear mongers, who had predicted an ice storm.

Which, of course, we didn’t have. A little 32-degree weather. A little mist. Nothing on the ground this morning. I have never had much respect for local TV news, dating to my newspaper days. But this was a pitiful effort, even by its standards.  It’s easier and cheaper and better for ratings to scream about the weather like a little girl watching a horror movie, but that doesn’t do much for the rest of us. So the Wine Curmudgeon is putting local TV news on notice: You owe me. And I always collect.

The son of the cheap wine book tour

book signing
son of the cheap wine book tour

“Yes, I’m cute, but wouldn’t your significant other rather have a cheap wine book?”

Update: We’ve added WineTastic on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas — 6-8 p.m. on March 27. I’ll sign books as part of the Thursday night happy hour.

Thought the original cheap wine book tour was amazing? Then just wait for the son of the cheap wine book tour, which mostly coincides with Valentine’s Day. Because anyone can buy their beloved chocolate or one of those teddy bears or even this — but how many people will get a cheap wine book for The Holiday that Must Not Be Named?The schedule:

• 7-9 p.m. on Feb. 10 at Veritas in Dallas — timed to coincide with half-price wine night.

• 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Times Ten Cellars in Dallas, where it will also be pizza night.

• 5-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Put a Cork in It in Fort Worth, where we practically sold out of books last time.

• 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Vino 100 in Dallas, a combination book signing and happy hour. And where St. Cosme is on the wine list.

• 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the El Centro College culinary program’s wine class, where the only catch is that you have to be enrolled to attend.

Not in the Dallas area in the next couple of months? Never fear. I’m working on Houston and Austin for March, and you can always order the cheap wine book from me and I’ll autograph it anyway you want — and get it to you by Valentine’s Day.

The WC on WGSO in New Orleans


The WC on WGSO in New OrleansI’ll join my old pal Tim McNally at 5 p. m. on Friday to talk about cheap wine, the 2014 $10 Hall of Fame, and plug the cheap wine book on WGSO in New Orleans. You can stream the show if you’re not in the New Orleans area — or, better yet, listen to the podcast.

It’s always a lot of fun to talk to Tim, who knows more about the wine business than most and is very modest about it. Plus, he always asks me easy questions.

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