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Wine Fundamentals Are Not Like Rules

As usual, Matt Kramer’s essay “Why the Fundamentals Matter”, in which he compares wine to the 5 fundamental ballet positions that every aspiring dancer must learn and practice, is interesting. 481 more words

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Saturday, October 29th : Halloween at the San Francisco Armory

Opel & Vau de Vire present : Phantasm 2016 – Behind the Fun House Door… 517 more words

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Rehabilitated Eagle Released Into Beaver County

POTTER TWP. (KDKA) — Abandoned farmland in Potter Township, Beaver County, is about to welcome a rehabilitated bald eagle. The fledgling was discovered in Shippingport last August, by First Energy employees. 261 more words


Wine, Scientism and Specialization

I complained recently about Mark Mathews new book Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing, arguing that it’s obvious to anyone with a passing acquaintance with wine that climate,weather, sun exposure, yeast, bacteria, and soil—all aspects of terroir—help explain wine flavors. 517 more words

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Still Kickin - Lizards & Porn Stars!

Let’s talk about one of my favourite rock bands – Saigon Kick!
(Warning): I really do like to ramble so please bear with me.

Around 8 years ago I really started delving into the hard rock / heavy metal bands of the late 80s & early 90s. 921 more words

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TFA Cannot Downsize Itself Free of Alumni Concerns-- Especially Diversity Displacement

On March 21, 2016, education historian and activist, Diane Ravitch, posted a communication dated March 17, 2016,  from “a current high-level administrative employee at Teach for America.” The big news is that TFA will be cutting roughly 150 national and regional staff. 3,741 more words


Friday Rant: Matt Kramer's Poop Storm

There has been a bit of a maelström this past week on social media following the publication of Matt Kramer’s recent column in the Wine Spectator.  915 more words