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We're Back??? WTF?
Yes, kids. We're back.
The sentence was reduced due to "good behavior". (Bob's still
MIA. Good behavior was never his strong suit.) But don't
get too excited about this little update. Let's just take this
one day at a time...
Some serious shit has gone down
since we last put pen to paper on this stupid site. And I'm
not talking about WinoBob's run in with the law. I'm talking
about serious, crazy, world-changing shit. Crazy towel-heads
shooting up French newspapers, burning and pillaging villages,
kidnapping schoolgirls, beheading journalists. Malaysian
airliners dropping like flies. People shooting cops for no
reason. WTF is going on, people??? This has got to
I'd like to say that all this
craziness kept me from updating this site for the past couple of...
years. But, while I may have been distracted, crazy shit did
not directly cause me to lose my way. Here's a couple of
tidbits to consider when you cuss about the lack of updates on this
About a year ago, they moved
our website to a "new server". I don't know why. The
old server seemed to work just fine.
When they moved the site, they
changed the Username for the FTP function. And they didn't
tell me. Despite my
frequent occasional singular attempt
to update the site, I was denied. (Maybe they told me that
username was changing and maybe I wasn't listening, I don't
know. There's a lot of shit going on in this world,
I now have 8 guitars.
And they don't just play themselves, damn it...
Oh, yeah. One more thing.
Some asshole contacted me a while back and DEMANDED that I take down
the photoshopped image of his WinoBabe boss. Or his
girlfriend. Maybe his daughter, I don't know. I wasn't
listening. What did I do, you ask? Without a moment's
hesitation, I ignored him!!! Yeah, that's right. I
showed him. Didn't even respond. He never saw that
For the record, the correct way to
request that a WinoBabe be retired is with a simple
email that reads something like this...
Dude! Awesome work on
insert name here. Making her WBotM was sheer
brilliance. You are certainly a wise and talented wino.
However, while insert name here is honored and
flattered, she is also mildly intimidated by the smokin' hot
body on to which you grafted her head. Do you think you
could maybe take it down? I'm sure that if I tell her that
I managed to have the picture removed, I'd have a good shot to
Thanks for helping out a
No need to get all crazy on me.
January 16, 2015
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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 Fonseca’s
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 don’t 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
Château 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 isn’t the year of Bordeaux, her Spanish roots made her a great choice
for this month’s WBOTM.
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