Category Archives: GENERAL

Why My Books Now Cost Thirteen Billion Dollars Each

My youngest daughter is one of those kids who pops an anti-ADHD pill every morning to get through the school day and also, probably—being that it’s an amphetamine—to lose weight. For each pill she wolfs down with her Honey Bunches … Continue reading

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Wine-Free Column: Hanoi Jane’s Children

A few years ago, I had the odd experience of visiting the original Hanoi Hilton, the prisoner-of-war camp where McCain, and hundreds of other American soldiers, were held during the Vietnam War. It’s now a museum, and if ever there … Continue reading

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Intoxicology Report Endorses Candidate Clinton

In an unprecedented move, the normally apolitical, unreadable and non-committal Intoxicology Report  makes its first ever Presidential endorsement. “Let’s return the Oval Office to rich white lawyers and forget all this idealism bullshit.”

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Arnaud Bardary,MS: What Sort of Wine Goes With Forearm?

The proud addition of ‘MS’ after one’s name is the professional pinnacle, the authoritarian apex, the superstar summit to which everyone in the industry aspires. After years of tastings, countless tomes devoured, endless sessions with those of similar consuming interests, … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Never Thought Could Be Turned into Alcohol: #11 Will Blow Your Mind!

Every once in a while, I take a breather from my professional schedule to make fun of Drink Me magazine, which continues to show up in my inbox despite me not subscribing to it and never doing anything but make … Continue reading

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Introducing the Infinite Point Wine Scale

‘Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.’ No, not the Mafia, silly.  I tried to join that once and during the initiation ceremony they found out I was afraid to kill spiders, so that didn’t … 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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