Fast Friday: A recap of the week’s news

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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

Captivating blogs

Big university wine test from Wine Sofa

16 Things to Remember in 2016 from 2015 WBC Scholarship recipient Melissa Cook serves as a reminder that we all need to remember what is important in life.

These Chocolate Oatmeal Cupcakes from Gazing In look delicious. I want them. Now.

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.

I’m always jealous of the adventures Lucky of One Mile at a Time has. He really has me a million shades of jealous with his next destination, which he outlines here.

Jeff over at The Drunken Cyclist makes me envious when he cracks open a bottle of bubbles. His Top Ten Sparkling Wines of the Year list is no exception.

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:

A Farewell to Ben Carter from Normacorc.

Ben Carter had thirst for knowledge, for wine, passion for life from The Commercial Appeal

Farewell to the Wittiest of Wine Writers. I Will Miss You, Ben Carter. from