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2016 STUPID WINE DESCRIPTION AWARD WINNERS AND MORE!

Early last year I issued a challenge for readers to send in their favorite stupid wine descriptions (to read that article with links to lots of other stupid wine descriptions click here). The descriptions trickled in, but at the end there was one clear winner who sent in multiple entries. These include all the descriptions […]

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STUPID WINE DESCRIPTION OF THE YEAR?

As we approach the 2016 Academy Awards, I am offering my selection of the Stupid Wine Description Of The Year. After all, many wine descriptions have become as much of a fantasy land as Hollywood! And, at the end of this article I have a proposal for all of you that will be a lot […]

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WINE WRITING – WHAT IS IT?

I recently read an article written by Richard Jennings on the 10th annual Professional Wine Writers Symposium where Robert Parker appeared for the first time and was the featured speaker. It is a rather lengthy article that summarizes the event so I can only imagine what the actual event was like (You can read the entire […]

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THE UNDERGROUND HISTORY AS WE BRIEFLY LOOK BACK AND THEN CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON THE FUTURE

  Third Anniversary The Underground is now celebrating its 3rd anniversary on line and over 33 years since it first appeared as a print publication. So Happy Anniversary to us! From the beginning the Underground was focused on the wine consumer. In the first issue (Volume I Number 1 August-September 1979) I wrote a One Winedrinker’s […]

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER – LAUGHABLE WINE DESCRIPTIONS

When I first started writing about laughable wine descriptions (to read that article click here and to read the follow up article click here) I was prompted by some of the notes that friends sent me. Also, I was in agreement with what people were telling me about not understanding wine descriptions. An example of […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!

The year 2011 is all but gone. The New Year 2012 is the road ahead. This will be the beginning of our third year as an on line publication and the 33rd year since the first Underground debuted.  I would like to take a moment here at the outset to thank all of you who […]

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THE BIRDS ARE STILL FLOCKING – WATCH OUT BELOW!

There are a lot of things in the world that can go whacky from time to time. Some of you may think that there are a lot of whacky things going on at the moment. I know I sure do. And, for sure, that includes the world of wine. Here we have such things as alcohol, what goes into wine, how wine is tasted, the role of a number, how wines are described, etc, etc.

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER…

OK, here’s your twofer – along with the big numbers from the big numbers wine critics comes the big wine descriptions. If you thought some of the numbers were amazing, have you paid attention to the wine descriptions?

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