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post #5536 of 7350
Russ, I must admit though that my fetish has bitten me in the ass more than once. I have let bottles go too long. I crowed over a bottle of '68 BV that I brought to Matt's and the sucker was brown. Funny thing though, the '68 and the '70 were the "great" vintages, I had a lot of 1970 but it started to go a long time ago and I drank it all in time (whew!). Not so the 68. But a friend served me a 1969 last month, which is not supposed to be a great vintage, and it was peeeeeerfect. The idea that it would have outlasted the 68 or the 70 is astounding to me.
post #5537 of 7350
i feel your pain mike. to a certain extent, once you get beyond say 7-10 years, there is no such thing as "1979 BV Georges de la Tour" (fantastic wine, by the way), but there are only "bottles of 1979 BV Georges de la Tour". meaning to say that as wines age bottle variation amplifies, and, of course, storage conditions vary so much. but i've poured multiple bottles of the same wine stored the same way at the same dinner and had them be notably different. and i wish i could say this had only happened a couple of times.
post #5538 of 7350
i got named content director of food for a small school magazine.

i'm doing a piece on a local coffee shop that opened up a month ago.

anybody have any tips for the interview/chat session? i've never done anything like this and i am kind of clueless as to what direction i should take this piece
post #5539 of 7350
why do you want to write about that shop? answer that question and you've probably got your interview focus pretty well lined up.
post #5540 of 7350
Am I allowed to namedrop competitors and say why I think they are better than them?
post #5541 of 7350
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Am I allowed to namedrop competitors and say why I think they are better than them?

Depends what the point of the article is and if you can do it in a way that doesn't just make it seem like you are trying to come off as smarter than the people you are writing about.
post #5542 of 7350
I will do my best to not try to seem smarter than the people I am talking about. I know I tend to do that here and I am trying to be more conscious of it.

does it boil down to being nice? like can I come out and say starbucks beans are very roasted? do i say they are full city+ roasted? overroasted?

ffffuuuu.gif this is harder than i thought
post #5543 of 7350
yeah, it's different writing in y our own name about people you may see again rather than anonymously about strangers.
snark aside: you have to decide who you want to be as a writer and that will determine your voice. if you're snarky and nasty you'll probably get a lot of immediate positive reinforcement, but it wears thin very quickly and pretty soon you'll become the object of snark and nastiness yourself. but you need to be honest and if y ou think starbucks beans are over-roasted, i don't think there are many people who would argue, as long as you present it in a dispassionate way. above all, let your knowledge be the 9/10 of the iceberg that's under water. don't name-check and info-dump every fact you can find about something. if you're truly informed, it'll show in the way you argue and in the facts that you choose to bolster your argument.
and yes, it's harder than you thought.
post #5544 of 7350
thanks for that. that was wonderful. you are an amazing human being and i am now kind of pumped to do this.
post #5545 of 7350
on the other hand, don't go overboard on the whole "niceness" thing either. shog[1].gif
post #5546 of 7350
biggrin.gif well it was really helpful and i am pumped. ok you can be an above average human being
post #5547 of 7350
thread has taken a strange turn.
post #5548 of 7350
i know. maybe you could convince stephenhero to post something. he'll get us back on track.
post #5549 of 7350
Is it possible to cook delicious vegan food on a regular basis?
post #5550 of 7350
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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post

Is it possible to cook delicious vegan food on a regular basis?

This is mostly how I eat at home when I am cooking a lot. At least during the week.
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