Leigh’s Tips For Wine Newbies

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480 Liter Wine Bottle

After the apocalypse, this 480 liter bottle of wine will be worshipped as a god. Well. More than it is now, we mean.

For any new wine buff…or someone who just wants to look like a wine buff…I’ve compiled some tips from the Ministry of Fine Spirits so you can order wine at a wine bar and not look like a complete newbie…

1. The great thing about wine bars is that they are now often serving “flights”–these are three to four glasses of wine, about 1/3-1/2 of a “regular pour” size and are to give you an idea of what you might like. That being said–if you are on a date–a flight can make you appear indecisive…or like a lush because you have three glasses in front of you instead of one. Flights are great, though, when you go out with friends and are just wanting to figure out what wine is what, without having to try to impress.

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Headsup: Astronauts, Werewolves and People With Guns

There’s a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly…your coin. But, you know, it’s your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.

Dark Blue Season 2 DVD
Hell on Wheels Season 1 Blu-Ray

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Alcohol Quest: Losing My Mead Virginity

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St. Bernardus 12

Welcome back, my son. We have missed you.

In 1996 I left the world of alcohol behind, for reasons I’ve discussed elsewhere. I never thought I would be able to return. Now that I have returned, it’s been a bit of a culture shock, to be honest.

Fifteen years ago, the world of alcohol was different. Partly because I was just out of college and couldn’t afford much of anything and partly because…well, there just wasn’t a great deal of product diversity. Or if there was, I simply wasn’t aware of it. I didn’t frequent bars, unless I was singing in them with my band. (And because I was the singer, I couldn’t drink a great deal lest my voice get screwed up–is that the reason they brought me on board, so they could drink more? Yes.) I didn’t have a lot of cocktails because things with multiple ingredients could be pricey even if you were making them yourself. So the extent of my experience with “exotic beers” was Killian’s Red and maybe, if I was feeling crazy, a Corona with lime. That’s about it.

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Your Weekend Justice #104: How to Train Your Muskrat

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that wants to train your dragon to eat your ferret. And that’s not a euphemism. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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Daguerre

Agenda:

  • Haircuts, wine and graduation
  • What is Jon Boutelle building in there?
  • Rox vs. the iPad 2
  • Apple products and the quest for discount
  • Kindle envy
  • Justice vs. the Nintendo announcement
  • Warning! Jigglypuff!
  • Terrifying Pokemon discussion
  • Font or Not?
  • Glass photography, people
  • Sword?
  • Picking junk
  • Oscar talk
  • Documentary bitching
  • Kevin Smith‘s Red State
  • Din’s actual question
  • Of ferrets and dragons
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Your Weekend Justice #99: The Parcel at Hobo Lake

It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that is never on the right side of the door, at least as far as it’s concerned. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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Hobo Panda!

Agenda:

  • Rox: Axe Artist!
  • Hobo Batman!
  • Leigh vs. Siegfried & Roy
  • Leigh understands bopping…at last
  • Leigh sticks the landing
  • Cylon Dion!
  • The Gymnast!
  • KIDS, Inc. terrifying sing-along
  • Pixelated cocks
  • Barn raising
  • How Waffle House equals civilization
  • Jesus Chicken on Sunday?
  • Tool Wine!
  • Alcohol Report
  • Mead!
  • Height jokes and garden gnomes
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