1WineDoody Time at the House of Hosemaster

Vinted on April 14, 2010 binned in about 1winedude blog, wine blogging

Just a very quick tidbit today, to point you over to the house of the venerable king of wine blogging satirical musings, the HoseMaster of Wine (a.k.a. comedian and former sommelier Ron Washam) where last week 1WD was masterfully roasted in effigy.  Consider me as charred as the inside of a heavily toasted American oak barrel, but equally honored to have been playfully lambasted by the master!

Oddly enough, I have a slight fear of puppets and clowns so I find his choice of graphic a bit haunting (see inset pic), though Ron couldn’t have known that at the time he posted it.  Spooky…

Now, for those of you who might read the HMW piece on 1WD and not find yourself nearly peeing from intense laughter as I almost did: you need to understand that I consider Ron a very talented writer and I’ve long been an admirer of his scathing wit, and you should know that I don’t take myself so seriously that I couldn’t enjoy his bursting of my ego’s Champagne bubbles.  I loved the article and I’m hoping that you will too.

In fact, I’m planning on sharing a bottle or two with Ron when I’m next in Napa – I just hope that I don’t give him too much more material for that laser-focused satirical pen of his (Ron, if you’re reading this, I have a long list of others who need bubble bursting, and I may toss the list in one direction when we meet and run away in the opposite direction, not unlike offering a sacrificial slab of chuck to a fierce guard dog as a distraction…).

Anyway, enjoy!






  • Jason Malumed

    Loved the fact that this was the HMW's first post after his "hiatus".

    • 1WineDude

      It's good to have him back! :-)

  • @nectarwine

    I loved his 140 character mini-reviews. Definitely some material there!


    • 1WineDude

      The yeast infection line was CLASSIC…

  • Ron Washam, HMW

    Hey Joe,

    Thanks for the plug and the kind words. Though you kind of ruined it for me by being a good sport. I was hoping you’d go all Alder on me.


    Man, for a wordsmith you have a hard time parsing “hiatus.” And no one’s ever called me retiring before.


    Is GoofyGrape one of the blogs you want me to parody?

    See you in Napa!


    • 1WineDude

      Ron – I'll take any parody but GoofyGrape sounds like a good place to start (sorry, Jeff!)…

      Also, next time I promised to get pissed off (or, at least, to fake it).


  • Jeff

    Joe — I'm on to you. You're a scanner, glancing and going. I won't let you off so easy.

    • 1WineDude

      Jeff – c'mon, was it *really* that difficult to figure me out? ;-)

  • Sip with Me

    Joe, you are a Certified good sport!!

    • 1WineDude

      Cool – Certified Good Sport (CGS) – yet another acronym that I can put after my name to appear more important! :-)

  • vinogirl

    Those spoofy Twitter reviews are so funny…I'm glad you have a good sense of humour.

    • 1WineDude

      Ah, vinogirl – how could I *not* like those spoof reviews? :-)

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