Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Aug 23, 2016

The Best Wine Blogger Steps Back

It’s interesting and notable. Steve Heimoff is first and foremost a wine writer. His long stints writing for The Wine Spectator, then writing from the position of Senior Editor at the Wine Enthusiast, and through is two books on wine make this clear. And yet, he is also the best wine blogger wine blogging has yet seen. Steve announced his retirement on Monday. He announced he is not only leaving his most recent position as a communicator at Jackson Family…

Jul 26, 2016

The Best Booze Related Job I’ve Seen in Age

Boy, how cool would it be to hand out business cards that read: Joe Blowe Beer Historian/Scholar Smithsonian Institution Someone is going to get to be that person since the Smithsonian Institution is indeed hiring for such a position. If you are wondering if your many years of downing craft beer qualifies you, the position requires a bit more: “Candidates with an advanced degree in American business, brewing, food, cultural, or similar specialization within history are encouraged to apply.” The…

Dec 22, 2015

A Wine Blogger’s Resolve

As I’ve said before, New Year resolutions are good. They focus your attention on what one should do, if only for that moment while considering the resolutions. Plus, if you are a stick-to-it kind of person they provide you with presumably worthy goals for the next six months. So, I have a few resolutions for 2016. 1. Drink Up More of My Cellar It’s starting to pile up. Plus, I don’t drink nearly enough. Also, now that my son, Henry…

Dec 1, 2015

Blogging With the Anti-Wine Blogger

Today marks the finish of the 11th year of publishing FERMENTATION. That’s 11 years, 132 Months, 4,015 days, 96,360 minutes as a blog publisher. I still call myself a blogger rather than a “publisher” or “communicator”. It just seems right. The 2,938 posts that I’ve put up in that time are in fact “posts”, not articles. And I only publish me. So, it’s still a “Blog” However, I’ve not posted nearly as much in the past year as I have…

Nov 26, 2015

The 20 Reasons This Wine Geek is Thankful

For which a wine geek gives thanks…. For the symbolic and aesthetic beauty of glass of wine For my family and friends who drink it with me For the cork in perfect condition after 20 years in the bottle For the crisp fall days in wine country For all my wine clients, past and present For the wineries that send this blogger samples, even known I don’t reviw For the surprise that comes when finding a forgotten bottled tucked away…