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Wino Excuse of the Week
Wino of the Week
Yes, wino friends, this week we
double it up. A twin bill. A double feature. A twofer.
Twice the entertainment value for your wino dollar. It doesnít get
much better than that!
First upÖ Lame Excuse of the Week
and once again, the winner is Ö. me. Thatís right, Iíve got
another lame excuse for taking several weeks to update this stupid
site. This time, Iím blamingÖ
SEQUESTRATION!!! Thatís right, the reduction in growth
of federal spending has adversely affected WinoStuff.com. And we
never even saw it coming! Who knew that spending slightly less
money than we thought we would this year (even though it is still
more than we spent last year) would result in delays updating this
site. But there it is. Sequestration. I canít update the site if
I canít spend a boatload of money that I donít have. Period. Itís
just that simple.
Oh, and for the record, we have
also had to stop giving tours of the palatial Wally Estate.
Our apologies to all the little school children that had their
hearts set on viewing the majestic house and gardens.
The other half of the double
feature is the awarding of Wino of the Week honors to none other
than Jared Followill, the bass player for the popular rock band,
Kings of Leon. Jared took to Twitter recently to admit that they
couldnít finish their latest album because he was too drunk Wow.
Thatís profound. Most people would just sleep it off and pick up
where they left off the next day. But not the Kings of Leon. Nooo...
They are too drunk now, they will probably be too drunk later, and
that means that the album will go unfinished. Thatís pretty
incredible. I applaud them for their commitment to their collective
For the record, Jared also told
one of their fans that he normally drinks "between seven and eight
days" a week. Bravo, Jared, BRAVO!!! And for that kind
of dedication, Jared Followill, you are hereby named WinoStuff.comís
Wino of the Week! (Coincidentally, you are also the
lucky runner-up for Wino Excuse of the Week!)
Congratulations, Jared. (and
February 8, 2013
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of the Month
Someone on the staff of WinoStuff is determined to keep this site
updated. (That would be someone without a new guitar!!!)
Therefore, so that Cockburns doesn't remain Winery of the Month for half
the year, we bring you a NEW WotM award winner for February. This
month, we honor a producer that is making a nice white port because once
you go white, you never go... wait... what? That doesn't
Anyway, WinoBob had
enough Cockburn during January to last a lifetime. Or so he told
me. I don't know anything about his cockburn. Nonetheless...
here's Bob's award justification:
February is the shortest
month of the year that is why I am taking this opportunity to call
out a white port wine as the wine of the month. I love Fonsecaís
Tawny Port but for February I will be enjoying Fonseca Siroco.
In most countries, Ports is
traditionally enjoyed at the end of the meal. The exception is
white Port, especially the drier style that makes an excellent
aperitif. It is a blend of classic white Port grape varieties,
predominantly Malvasia Fina with smaller proportions of Gouveio,
Viosinho, Rabigato and Arinto, grown on the cooler, higher vineyards
of the Douro Valley. To achieve its crisp dry finish, the wine is
allowed to ferment for longer than other styles of Port before it is
fortified. Ageing in small oak vats gives Siroco its smoothness as
well as its attractive ripe fruit flavors and delicate nuttiness.
So donít be stuck thinking
that port is just for after dinner. Go white before you eat. Just
so you know, I will be returning to the red side of Fonseca later
Congratulations, Fonseca. I
would raise a glass in your honor but I'm a little busy right now.
Playing my NEW GUITAR!
WinoBabe of the Month!
Since our last WBotM was up for
like a year and a half (even longer than our favorite WinoBabe, Lindsey), I
figure it is time to bestow this great honor unto another
female winemaker. I searched and found someone described as "passionate,
energetic and professional in her duties". Plus she has the reigns at
Ch‚teau Lanessan in
Haut-Medoc near Bordeaux, one of those discreet and high quality,
family-owned estates you hear about from time to time.
It gives me
great pleasure to name Paz Espejo our WinoBabe of the Month. Paz is
a young Spanish winemaker with a degree in oenology. She worked
in both Spain and Italy before settling in Bordeaux.
this isnít the year of Bordeaux, her Spanish roots made her a great choice
for this monthís WBOTM.
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Hall of Fame
Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling, there is still
work to be done!