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Omg, that was funny! Thanks for linking it, Alice. "I'm going to drive up to that shithole Monkton and throw bottles of Chinon and Beaujolais at his house!"
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2013 on Downfall video redux at The Feiring Line
There is also overthinking things, Alice. Sometimes the pleasures in life should just be taken at face value. Never look a gift horse in the mouth so to speak. I've always been of the 'I don't know if it's art, but I know what I like' school in all things. And I've found that being much more zen about it all has made me much happier all around. Control, afterall, is an illusion. Lock a cask spigot? They'll just punch a hole in the tank. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. May as well enjoy the ride as best you can while it lasts because it doesn't last long. And that aside, why are you always sick? Probably the lack of meat. ;)
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2013 on Giving thanks for Abe Schoener at The Feiring Line
Government ineptitude and bureaucracy or corporate greed ala Monsanto...damned if you do, damned if you don't. Doing business here with government is painful enough but I'd sooner attempt performing open heart surgery on myself with a rusty spoon than deal with the Italian government for business.
Somtimes a cigar is just a cigar.
Congrats AF, it's well deserved.
He's not a journalist, he's a critic. He gets paid to opine. A journalist gets paid to report the news - not create it. So long as those in the know understand that there are no rights or wrongs, when it comes to subjective taste, what does it matter? May as well get upset that the sun shines on the just and unjust alike.
Holy macaroni! How much was that bottle?!?!
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2013 on Henri Jayer Echézeaux at The Feiring Line
Anyone that large is not a "craft" product any longer. Even that aside, their argument is wholly selfish and patently absurd. Imagine a resto that wouldn't change its food/wine/cocktails...ever? If people aren't missing their product when its out of rotation then they didn't really care about to begin with and the problem doesn't lay with the restos taking their product offline.
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2012 on Craft beer goes Kraft at The Feiring Line
Oh come on! The hospitality/booze industry is one place where women have a distinct advantage. I have over 20 years in the industry and have probably forgotten more about food/drink than most people will ever know for themselves. I can't count the times where I've been shot down looking for work because XYZ company 'doesn't hire males' or has their quota - which is usually 5-10 females to every one male. Granted that advantage is one that rapidly diminishes with age - ageism the other major problem in these industries - but they still have a distinct advantage nonetheless. Oh yes, and most of the marketing departments are headed up by women so you can blame men for objectifying women in these cases.
This is why you should drink Bollinger my dear. They still give a damn.
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2012 on Krug Grande Cuvée; of love lost at The Feiring Line
There's a beautiful Hebrew proverb everyone should remember when it comes to the passing of people we love.... "Say not in grief, "He is no more.", but live in thankfulness that he was." Respectfully Cutter
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2012 on Jean-Paul Rocher at The Feiring Line
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