Author Archives: Brandy Hauman

Power Ballad Syndrome

We all know about Lead Singer’s Disease, but I think there is a related illness that we need to explore: Power Ballad Syndrome. We all know what it is… a band has that one smash hit that exposed them to … Continue reading

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Wine in a can? I’ve seen this once or twice – mainly as a pre-mixed Bellini, to be taken along to a picnic. I’d try it if I saw it… I’ll drink wine sold in a tetrapak, so why not … Continue reading

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I do not think it means what you think it means

I was contemplating going to a Judas Priest show coming to my area. Ticketmaster shows the seating chart of the venue with the areas blocked by the stage greyed out and labeled “unavailable”. For the Izod Center (E. Rutherford) show … Continue reading

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Uncork NY – if you can find it

Great article in today’s NYT about Finger Lakes wines. I’ve visited there many times and having worked at Vintage NY I know a lot about them. There are some great wines being made up there, and I’d love to support … Continue reading

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Wine Laws are serious stuff

…. at least in France. Don’t label your wine according to the AOC regulations? You could go to jail. Food (or drink) for thought.

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new music coming in 2012

Save your pennies folks: reports some awesome new music coming in 2012: new JSS, W.E.T., Seventh Key and Joe Lynn Turner led Sunstorm. It’s gonna be great!

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Hennessey for $6.50/gallon and other bargains

An interesting document from 1898. I think “Missouri wine” just means wine made in the state of Missouri. Anyone know for sure?  

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A Beautiful Mess

Do Queen fans want this? I don’t think I’m interested – then again, I won’t go see cover bands either. I also didn’t watch that reality show that INXS had on a few years back to find their new lead … Continue reading

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On Facebook

Facebook has made another change, and as has historically been the case a lot of people hate it. In the past people have eventually gotten over their annoyance with the changes. However, this time it’s different – this time Facebook … Continue reading

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RIP Joe Dressner

The wine world has lost a unique voice. He created a wonderful company which has brought many a lovely wine to the market. Looking for the Louis Dressner Selections label on a bottle of wine that was new to me … Continue reading

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