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Wine Justis · 11M ago

Academia Sells Students Short by Demanding They Write Long

“A term paper, eight double-spaced pages in length, is due in one month; your exam responses must be four or five sentences long or you will be penalized; the more you write, the better your...
Wine Justis · 11M ago

Trust with Verification

“Trust, but verify” was a signature phrase adopted by President Ronald Reagan to describe his Cold War policy towards the Soviet Union. I apply it today with increasing frequency because we ...
Wine Justis · 11M ago

Casey Anthony Jurors: an Act of Citizenship

This week's acquittal of Casey Anthony reminded me of these words spoken by actor Michael Douglas as he portrayed fictitious President Andrew Shepherd in the film The American President:"Ame...
Wine Justis · 11M ago

Winning at All Cost: an American Addiction

The recent twelfth-inning collision involving San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey reaffirmed my theory that Americans are addicted to winning. It’s a position I have long considered, b...
Wine Justis · 11M ago

My Ten Days of Christmas for Wine Writers: Ten Things They Should Know

Read any wine publication or blog these days, and you’re bound to see writing mistakes. While this may seem difficult to believe, many people writing about wine are using incorrect terminolo...
Wine Justis · 11M ago

The Fruit Game

Several years ago, I asked a client to submit characteristics I could translate into tasting notes for his wine’s product information sheet. He wrote: “Our judicious infusion of new oak allo...
Wine Justis · 11M ago

Media Ethics: Facebook Style

Whether we use it for personal communications, business or both, Facebook puts us at the helm of a virtual multi-media corporation that can publish words, images or sounds in a nanosecond. T...
Wine Justis · 11M ago

Wine Industry Arrogance Alienates the Masses

A few months ago, I stumbled across a web posting by a woman who was apparently acquainted with people working in the wine industry. Her main complaint was that “wine business people think t...
Wine Justis · 11M ago

Take Your Gloves Off: Merlot vs. Pinot Noir

Latent Response to the Anti-Merlot MovementWhen I first saw Sideways, I empathized with Miles as he felt the sting of having his novel rejected, then pitied the hapless Jack as he sowed his ...
Wine Justis · 11M ago

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