More Fool Me (April 2014 Article Roundup)

Vinted on April 29, 2014 binned in going pro

Just as I didn’t give in to temptation last month, in April I resisted the siren-song lure of creating a forced holiday wine pairing (in this case, for April Fools Day – I thought about suggesting actual terrible wines to use to fool dinner party guests, but it seemed… mean…). There was also Easter, of course, but I spend much less time drinking on Easter than I do hiding Easter eggs these days.  Anyway, I opted instead to try my humble hand at wine industry parody at the expense of The Wine Advocate. I figured a few people would chuckle over it .

More fool me, apparently.

Seems (a lot of) you (really) liked it, based on the website numbers, which suggest that about two-thirds of the entire U.S. wine biz tuned in for that joke. Seriously, don’t you people have better things to do with your time? And aren’t we sick and tired of putting Parker at the butt end of our jokes?

The answers, apparently, are No, and No, respectively.

No parodies today (unless you happen to think that my normal writing style is a parody of good wine writing), but since April is drawing to a close it’s time to wrap up the articles from the last few weeks…


  • Wine Product Review: Borracha Wine Wipes – I’ve been meaning to give these little things the run-through “in the wild” for a long time, and finally got the opportunity while touring around Washington state and taking part in Taste WA. The bottom line is that they work, but should be approached with some caution if used in the middle of a tasting.



  • Wine Book Review: “Down to Earth” by Janet Fletcher and George Rose – An interesting concept by The Wine Institute here: profile the sustainability efforts of several California producers, and divvy it all up by season to give you a good feel for a complete natural vineyard cycle. It largely works, though you’d be forgiven for feeling as though at some points the book is a commercial for the efforts of some of the producers involved (they get a bit of a pass, though, for being Earth-friendly).






  • Harry walk

    That's funny…..

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