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Long Awkward Pause’s Holiday Wine Buying Guide

I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined the team over at Long Awkward Pause.

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LAP is an online satirical magazine that, apparently while in the throes of a Pabst-fueled bender, thought I was a good fit for providing humorous food and drink-related content.  In my own Bourbon-fueled bender, I suggested that I could also write about design and fashion– kinda like Bravo TV on crack.

There are some terrific writers there covering topics as wide as pop culture, dating, and general life atrocities.  I’ve already participated in their “Saturday Six” where the contributors add captions to six different pictures. Some are cute, some are funny, some are deeply disturbing.

This is my first post for them, a holiday wine buying guide. Go check it out!



Ahhh, it’s that time of year again.  All those drunken family get-togethers, work events, neighborhood gatherings all filled with merriment, dancing, and probably a decent amount of debauchery. Holidays?  Heck, that was my last weekend.

The holidays can be a very stressful time.  Maybe you have to think of an excuse for skipping out on the family gathering featuring Aunt Jan’s dry-assed turkey and hideous green bean casserole.  Perhaps you’re trying to figure out how to show your face at work after hitting on your manager’s husband.  Or maybe you’re having a tough time choosing between a vacuum cleaner or microwave oven as a Christmas gift for your girlfriend.

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That very same girlfriend who’s expecting to become your fiancée. (Hint: the answer is neither.)

Whatever your source of stress, deciding what kind of wine to bring shouldn’t be one of them. Lucky for you, I have formal sommelier training…

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I don't know everything about the world of food and wine, but I'm not going to let a small detail like that stop me from blogging about it.

3 comments on “Long Awkward Pause’s Holiday Wine Buying Guide

  1. Pingback: An Important Announcement | The Food and Wine Hedonist

  2. the winegetter
    November 24, 2014

    Awesome, now at least I know what to pair my Riesling with…

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