Monthly Archives: March 2016

Concentrate, Cogitate and Cultivate: The Alexanders and the Reincarnation of Pythagoras

Dennis Alexander is not only highly mathematical and highly Greek, he is the physical reincarnation of the great Ionian philosopher Pythagoras. This is not my assessment; I’m not much for Euclidean geometry, and the only thing I remember about Pythagoras … Continue reading

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Is Rob Priddle the Most Boring Wine Writer in Existence?

Of course not!   He is a keen wine journalist with a trusty palate, an eye for what’s hot and talent for writing mouth-watering reviews.  And what does he want?  He want to enlighten folks like you and me.  And when … Continue reading

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‘Old’ is Merely a State of Vine

I just got back from a month in Oldvinelandia, and therefore I know more about old vine wines than anybody else in the contiguous solar system. What do I know about old vines?  For starters, I know there’s no such … Continue reading

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Natalie Scotto: Reeling in the Leviathan

A few interesting things become obvious after a short conversation with Natalie Scotto.  First, she doesn’t operate on Scotto Time, that unique World Clock zone where everything is red-shifted forward ten or twenty or thirty minutes to fit rapid-fire schedule … Continue reading

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PB&J’s Ultimate FUBAR: Aske Not, Want Not

For reasons to be revealed later (or not), Mme KGP has filed the social media equivalent of a restraining order, which probably means she is forbidden from reading my demure disquisitions on the subject of spirits. Whether or not this exile … Continue reading

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GoFundMe; Ma Vaffanculo

If I am bombarded with another vow of poverty from some hack wanting me to send him free money to pay for a wine book he hasn’t written yet, I may commit Harry Karis. This ancient method of ritual suicide … Continue reading

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Banksy’s Identity Revealed: He’s Andy Borowitz in Tenth Grade

Not really. But sometimes, don’t we all wish that this juggernaut pop culture train could be wrapped up in yesterday’s New Yorker and stored on a shelf of puerile simplicity, much as Banksy and Andy try to do? Earlier this week, … Continue reading

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