In recent episodes of The Fred Minnick Show, Fred sipped wine with Harry Shearer and bourbon with Mick Fleetwood, and the conversations briefly turned to the cultural significance of restaurants and clubs.
Listen on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart, Google Podcast and TuneIn. Harry Shearer is one of the most talented and funny people on Earth, and perhaps other worlds given he’s an alien in ‘The Simpsons.’ On this week’s show, over Skype and with wine, Fred sits down … Continue readingThe Simpsons in a Pandemic: What Harry Shearer Character Would Drink Wine? Plus, Shearer Is On A Mission To Save Live Music and More
Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which funds the federal government. President Obama needs to sign, but here are some key booze points provided by Wine America: TTB Funding: The bill features $106,439,000 in appropriations funding for TTB. This is $5,000,000 more than last fiscal … Continue readingCongress Approves $5 Million TTB Increase
Renowned wine critic Robert Parker will not be regularly reviewing whiskey reviews, according to his publicist. Earlier this month, Parker reviewed several bourbons for his online publication, causing quite the uproar in the whiskey writer community. But Parker spokesperson Marina Soto wrote me in an … Continue readingRobert Parker Will Not Review Whiskey (Exclusive)
During a 2011 Winebow-sponsered press trip, I found the soft light hitting Ventisquero’s leaves with genuine kindness. The Maipo Valley, Chile, vineyard’s fall colors and the few grapes left behind from harvest smiled with their tannins. In my short time here, I tried to capture … Continue readingWine: Ventisquero vineyard in Chile (Photo Essay)
I take on different personas when I’m wearing my whiskey writer hat and wine writer hat. As a whiskey writer, I’ve not found many whiskeys I hate and never snob-up the place. I may not care for a whiskey, but I can understand the product’s … Continue readingThe Wine Writer In Snobbery Recovery