New on Palate Press: PA Uncorks the Worst Wine Idea Ever

Vinted on September 25, 2009 binned in about 1winedude blog, commentary, pennsylvania, PLCB

I’ve penned my first piece for Palate Press, the on-line wine magazine that is taking the global blog-o-world by storm!

Ok, maybe “taking by storm” is a bit of an exaggeration… until I showed up and the party could officially start, that is!

Ok, maybe the whole “the party can get started now” thing is a bit of an exaggeration as well. 

Actually it’s a total exaggeration – Palate Press doesn’t need me, they’ve been kicking total ass since their launch earlier this month; I’m just a straggler who finally got around to writing something almost good enough to make a cut into the article rotation.  (Since I’m friends with the editor and publisher, they probably let me slide.  Just this once.)

Anyway, if you’re interested in my take on the idea of Pennsylvania’s godless, communist liquor control board to poison the economy of the good Commonwealth with wine kiosk machines that automatically dispense bottles of wine after doing some sort of personal scan that I think destroys part of your soul and drains the blood from innocent babies (hint: I’m not a fan of this plan), then head over to Palate Press and check it out!






  • Steve Raye

    Yeah but how do you really feel about the PLCB?

    • 1WineDude

      Sometimes it doesn't pay to be transparent… :)

  • Dylan

    You've written something similar about the PLCB before, haven't you?

    • 1WineDude

      Who, me? Never… ;-)

      Well, this post focuses on the kiosk topic, which is a new one for me – I've just tried to tie it back into the other themes on the PLCB that I've touched on previously.

  • SteveB

    Thanks, Wine Dude. You just made me feel a whole lot better about living in dysfunctional California…at least our government pretty much stays out of the liquor distribution business.

    • 1winedude5036

      Imagine how bad the CA budget would be if the government had gotten into the wine distro biz! :)

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