Return of the Hosemaster of Wine

Ron I don't think I've ever seen a wine blog be dismantled with the intention of going away, then come back. But I'm sure happy that Ron Washam, better known as the Hosemaster of Wine, had decided to return to the wine blogosphere.

In its first incarnation, what distinguished the Hosemaster of Wine blog was its insightful commentary that resulted from Ron's years in the business, as well as its often biting satirical tone. In addition, Ron posted photos of naked women. I have it on good authority everything is the same with the relaunch, except for there will be no more naked ladies.

I like naked ladies. In general. So I was never bothered by this aspect of the first coming of Hosemaster of Wine. I also thought their inclusion added as sort of "Daily Mirror Quality" to the blog. That said, I can see how some folks may have been offended. Perhaps the inclusion of naked men would have done the trick.

In any case, the good news is that Washam's Hosemaster of Wine is back in business. Go Visit. Tell him "happy returns". And be happy that the wine blogosphere sees the return of a first class commentator.

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5 Responses

  1. beth - the wine school - June 1, 2009

    this is very good news, indeed!

  2. Ron Washam, HMW - June 1, 2009

    Thanks for the plug. Everyone knows Fermentation is the way to get your own blog noticed. I appreciate the mention.
    I took a couple of months off in order to find a way to do HoseMaster of Wine so that it wouldn’t drive me crazier than I so apparently already am. Satire is grueling work. I think this time I’m better prepared for it. And I’ve been gratified by the nice response my return has generated. As the great Sally Field once said, “You love me! You really love me! Want to feel my Boniva?”
    The naked girl thing actually wore me out. The auditions were murder. Trust me, someone will steal the idea before long–it is the wine blogosphere after all, where originality is like a corked bottle of wine–if you can smell it, throw it out.

  3. Anneliese - June 3, 2009

    My grandfather used to insert a topless girl slide in his slide shows from trips to Europe and Hawaii, (Bavarian Babes, Luau Ladies), just to see if we were all paying attention.
    Worked! Got the family to watch his slide shows!

  4. Yira - June 4, 2009

    Oh wow the picture reminds me of home (Dominican Republic) where we always had fresh fruit growing at our finger tips. I so miss that. I like this blog. I will visit the Housemaster of Wine as well. I am trying to educate myself in the world of wine.

  5. Eric Hwang - June 18, 2009

    I loved reading Ron’s satire and was sad when his first incarnation was 404’d. Glad to know he’s back, but sad to think that the internet Puritans forced him to remove his naked images. Jeez, are we becoming Iran?

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