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Sacre Bleu Wines Interviews 1WineDude!

Vinted on August 19, 2009 binned in about 1winedude blog

Hey!  In a stunning display of poor judgment, Sacre Bleu Wines has published an interview with me.  Here’s what they have to say as a matter of introduction, which is all quite flattering (and I hope I can live up to it!):

The word Dude in our culture is held in high esteem.  It’s typically reserved for the special and elite among us.  Think Jeff Spicoli, Jeffrey Lebowski, Lao Tzu, Bill and Ted, Julia Child and Joe Roberts..aka 1WineDude.  Dude is one of the most entertaining and interesting words in any language, it means so many different things. In fact, it can mean everything. People can even converse saying nothing else but Dude.  Dude, where’s my wine?

Joe Roberts, for many in the wine blogging world, is simply 1WineDude.  He writes with comedic flair and intimacy.  He reviews wines and wine trends, then makes us feel as though we know exactly what he means.  His posts come with genuine wit and we don’t come away from his writing feeling adorned with polite, formal bullshit.  Jeff Lefevere remarked that reading Roberts was like reading someone “doing a raucous stand-up comedy routine while sprinting on a treadmill.”

So while the 1WineDude takes writing about wine seriously, he is able to stand back and look at wine for what it is.  Tastes good, sometimes great and leaves a nice buzz in its wake.

We asked the 1WineDude or “Duder, His Dudeness, Or El Duderino, if, you know, you’re not into the whole brevity thing…” to talk with us about his work, his passion.

Thanks! 

You can read the entire piece after the jump.

Cheers!

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August Edition of Chester County Cuisine & Nightlife Hits the Stands

Vinted on August 14, 2009 binned in about 1winedude blog, Penns Woods, pennsylvania, wine publications

A very quick blurb to let you know that the latest edition of Chester County Cuisine & Nightlife has hit the stands.  This month’s issue (August 2009) includes a piece that I wrote in late 2008 on Penns Woods winemaker Gino Razzi.

CCC, masterminded by WCDish.com co-founder and irrepressible Philly-area foodie Mary Bingham, continues to improve with every issue and seems like it’s really starting to hit its stride.  And best of all, it’s FREE.

So if you happen to find yourself in visiting, living in, or mysteriously waking up somewhere in Chester County, PA, be sure to grab yourself a copy or two, or hit the PDF after the jump for a tree-friendly version!

Cheers!
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1WineDude.com = FUBAR (It’s not you, it’s us!)

Vinted on August 12, 2009 binned in about 1winedude blog

In the words of the wise and eloquent bard Homer Simpson, “DOH!”

Seems that 1WineDude.com is having some serious trouble this week. It’s possible that many of you have been getting very slow response times from the blog, having it time-out, or are receiving errors.

It’s not you, it’s most definitely us.

I do know about it, and so does my hosting provider, who is working on the issue now.  We’re hoping to have things running normally again very soon.

Sorry for the inconvenience.  I’ll be keeping you updated on status via twitter as events warrant.

Don’t let a little thing like this come between us, okay?  I’ll make it up to you.  I promise

Cheers!

(image: twitter.com… sort of…)

1WineDude in the Media (or “Not a WBC Recap”)

Give an attention whore a chance to make an idiot out of himself… and the results speak for themselves.

At least, that’s what I learned about myself this past week at the 2nd annual American Wine Bloggers Conference.

You’re probably expecting some sort of WBC recap, but I’m saving that (more or less) for 1WineDude TV episodes.  If you really want a recap of (what was a very successful) WBC, there are tons of good ones popping up on the Global Interwebs this week.  I recommend this one from W.R Tish, who I happen to think is totally awesome (and I told him this personally enough times at WBC that he might be considering a restraining order against me for WBC 2010…).  If anyone is wondering why I’ve been posting vids and not writing 2500-word blog posts this week, the technical answer is that I’m on vacation.  Sort of.

Anyway, I did have a point to all of this rambling, but I forgot it so instead I’ll give you an update on some other very cool wine media happenings, all of which highlight just how much of an attention whore I am.

Oh, yeah, they’ll also give you some great info. on wine and wine bloggers…

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