Growing up, I was a regular at our local racetrack that hosted “Fast Friday”. The premise was that the racers got to go fast (obviously) on a Friday night. I thought, “Why not bring this concept to the blog for 2016?” What I intend to do is collect a roundup of news stories and blog posts that I found intriguing, delicious, or just downright entertaining.
Interesting news articles
What to do with bad, leftover wine from Fox News
The big wine lie from The Washington Post
Wine-related resolutions for the new year from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Travel Tip of the Day: Use the Phonetic Alphabet from Johnny Jet teaches us something. I always try to use the phonetic alphabet while on the phone with a customer service rep. Years of working in a call center left me with a knowledge of both the NATO version and the LAPD version.
Now, some sadness
The wine blogging community lost one of our own during the holidays. Ben Carter of Benito’s Wine Reviews earned his wings on Dec. 24th. While I never had the honor of knowing him beyond the computer screen, I don’t feel it’s appropriate for me to write a tribute. I felt as though others could say it best, so here are the best pieces I’ve read as a tribute to him: