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Hardy Wallace
Healdsburg, CA
Wine is Meant to be Crunk!
Interests: food, wine, birds, percussion, atlanta, healdsburg, sonoma
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80 years after the repeal of Prohibition, we may be able to legally drink, but we are not free to choose what we drink. We still live in Prohibition's highly restrictive aftermath- A mess of ridiculous, state-by-state, anti-consumer, legislation that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Dirty South Wine
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Yesterday, I received an amazing offer from a company, let’s call them XAX Media. The people at this XAX Media were obviously all excited, so excited that they sent me a unpersonalized, unsolicited message about 2 wine movies they made... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at Dirty South Wine
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Wow. I'm shocked and honored to be included in Wine Enthusiast's "40 Under 40: America's Tastemakers" About 7 years ago, I started Dirty South Wine with no plan, and no direction besides to have fun- Where that has taken me,... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at Dirty South Wine
David- Nah- You just got a little fired up ;) Remember, 9x out of 10 Zabka got the chicks, and La Russo got his ass kicked. Cheers!
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David, Thank you for taking the time to comment. I am not sure if I could have been any more satirical or silly in the post above, but I was trying to make some humor over the hoopla from last week. I have sincere admiration for the work you, Richard, and Bobby do / have done both on the floor and behind the scenes. Jon is a great writer and voice for wine (CA and beyond). I know you are busting your ass. I just am not sure I could have been any more ridiculous- In a single post I referenced both Cocoon and Kool Keith ;) That's got to trigger something there. Best of luck w/ St. Vincent. I hope to check it out in the future. All the best, Hardy
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(the author showing off the next trend in skin fermented white wines-- cloudy, day-glo yellow wines that for some reason won't turn orange) (Warning: Before reading this, please note that this post is satirical) Last week almost a dozen people... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at Dirty South Wine
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If you've been wondering where I've been hiding.... I've been working like crazy on this... I can happily say, we are open for business! Please check out our Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery site www.dirtyandrowdy.com Also- As I mentioned a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
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Though I don't believe in wine and music pairings- 80min of this while following your favorite wine will change your life. Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
Love your label notes!
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2012 on The real txakolina at The Feiring Line
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Soil is the music Grapes are the instrument(s) Sun is the conductor (The winemaker selects the speakers and adjusts the volume) ----------------------- Just something going through my head for the past few weeks. I have been thinking a lot about... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
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Does your winery's digital strategy look and taste like this? A digital sales channel should not be centered around a dumping ground where you liquidate wines that you can not sell direct to consumer or via traditional distribution channels. I... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
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In an exhaustive course of online studies, extensive surveys, focus groups, ride-withs, hidden camera recordings, and peer group role playing, we found several truths (that can be backed up with a sweet infographic, if we had a millennial on staff... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
Video Slideshow from our Wedding Kate Graham & Hardy Wallace 4/12/12 Los Olivos, CA Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
The unsung heroes of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
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2011 Chateau D'Yquem With yesterday's big news of Facebook's billion dollar acquisition of Instagram, it made me realize that I've posted way more content on Instagram in the past year vs my blog or twitter. And that only a fraction... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
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102.19 Angry Monkey Riding a Hungry Chicken. Now that's some goooood shiz! From a distance, it may seem odd to call Petrus "a breath of fresh air", but this year, Petrus was my top spot in terms of both wine... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
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The 2011 Mouton.... crickets.... Just in a weird place. Closed. Like "Big Red Wine" without a nose. The finish starts at the tip of the tongue and that's all they wrote. But the most exciting thing this year at Mouton...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
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Spring in Saint Emillion- Bordeaux, France. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
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After a few days in Bordeaux, with a few more to go, it has been an awkward vintage to say the least. I have found few surprises, and relief seems to come only in the blancs. The 2011 La Mission... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
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Coconut awesomeness, served as dessert at Cos D' Estournel. Bordeaux 2012: Let the sleep deprivation begin! (After dessert) I'm back in Bordeaux for En Primeur. I'm shooting video and photos all week with the crew from JJ Buckley Fine Wines,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
Healdsburg, CA- St Patrick's Day 2011 from Hardy Wallace on Vimeo. Sad to have missed this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Healdsburg- But in holiday spirit, here are my videos from 2010 and 2011. Healdsburg, CA St Patrick's Day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
Ha! I know.
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Destiny is something to never rely on, but sometimes it can not be denied. This morning a cosmic discovery connected my past and future. Some of you know my fiance Kate- some may just know of her. I admit, I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Dirty South Wine
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With a ton of buzz this week about the rise, fall, and arrest of wine counterfeiter, Rudi Kurniawan. I'm less interested in his take down, and far more interested in one detail- "• Bottles of moderately priced California wine with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at Dirty South Wine