Return of the Hosemaster of Wine
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.