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- Botafogo - 03-08-2001 01:07 PM

Well, they say it's not really bragging if you can actually do it:
http://www.newtimesla.com/issues/2001-03-08/bestfood46.html

Now, I'll NEVER get our new catalogue done, Roberto


- Bucko - 03-08-2001 01:47 PM

Well obviously that publication cannot be trusted!! [Image: biggrin.gif]

Congrats!!

Bucko


- winoweenie - 03-09-2001 07:51 AM

Almost didn't open this as I knew that the Boto-Robo hasn't a modest bone in his whole everlastin' so this sucker-punch was some kinda' praise I'd have to read, acknowledge, and pontificate on.

Congrats war-dog...I'll see you in about 2-3. WW


- RAD - 03-09-2001 06:43 PM

I knew there had to be fans somewhere. [Image: biggrin.gif]

Congrats, Roberto!

RAD


- Innkeeper - 03-10-2001 07:55 AM

It's a very ordinary looking place on the outside; except for all the empty pallets stacked on the front porch. Will definitely return on our next trip to the left coast.


- Thomas - 03-10-2001 08:48 AM

Congrats Roberto.

My only complaint is that these writers use words like "booze" and "hangover" in their breezy, friendly, Internet-inspired writing style. They did it to is-wine on a site called Daily Candy in NYCity. But then, any press is good press.

Incidentally, take a look at April's Wine and Spirits Magazine. There you will find yours truly smiling (in a bad photograph) underneath a blurb about is-wine.Page 26.


- Botafogo - 03-10-2001 12:13 PM

The site I sent you guys to is the on-line presence of the largest circulation Weekly Newspaper here in LA. They lifted those words out of OUR CATALOGUE:

We have a long editorial about how to avoid hangovers and histamine reactions and then at the end of the book we have a headline that says "Yes the store is called WINE EXPO but we have a huge selection of Booze, Hootch, Spirits, Water of Life, Likker, you know, the Hard Stuff:" with a listing of Tequilas, Rhums, Malts and other distilates.

I was impressed that they actually paid attention to our rants re industrial wines....

Roberto

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- Thomas - 03-11-2001 09:44 AM

Goes to show you that you have to be careful what you say 'cause a journalist (relax ww; I was one too) will invariably use it against you.

The context in which "booze" and "hangover" was used in the article made no reference to your context of the words in your newsletter. They made it sound like wine is booze and its imbibers get hangovers, which of course isn't exactly the case--always. ...


- Botafogo - 03-11-2001 12:56 PM

Foodie, we find that MANY people get what they call "mungheadedness" or "I was wiped out the next morning" (both of which are just newspeak for "hangover") from WINE and we are glad to help with an editorial explaining de-hydration, histamine reactions and the like. I also have no problem with the fact that most folks are not remotely serious about wine and thus lump all alcohol together, that's just life. It could be much worse: Once when I was working in the 25,000 bottle (open on one end to public view) cellar at Antoine's in New Orleans, a teatotaler from Tennessee looked in, gasped and exclaimed "Lordy Jay-sus! Just look at all that SIN in there!"

They spelled our names right, got the phone numbers right and told the masses to trust us, works for me.....

Roberto

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- Thomas - 03-11-2001 05:46 PM

As I said: any press is good press! But I still hate the word booze, and I have never had a hangover in my entire life--well, maybe a few times but it was always because someone else filled my glass when I wasn't looking. ...


- Botafogo - 03-11-2001 07:46 PM

Foodie, whether you like a word or not, you've got to "appropriate" it to "empower" yourself the same way Black folk have "the N word" and gays have the "F" word (the one brits use for ciggies, not the verb) or it will be used against you. We proudly sell booze and hootch and even Grandaddy's Corn Likker plus Brewsky, Barley Pop and Hop Water.....

Plus wine of course, Roberto


- Thomas - 03-12-2001 08:46 AM

Ciggies--glad you identified the F word you meant. I was about to call the thought police on you; or should I get the booze police?

I remember how Curmy hated when words were used against the industry. He got on my case whenever I drifted into "beverage alcohol." But I think booze is even worse, with its Prohibition-era connotations and its generally slang reference to drinking for drunking.


- Botafogo - 03-12-2001 01:02 PM

All the more reason to "take it back".......


- winoweenie - 03-12-2001 02:36 PM

Holy Bejesus, have I been crass as a cow muffin all my ever-lovin' put-together by usin ALL them descriptive adjectives? My N......F... Boozin' Buddy don' seem to mind as long as I supply the hootch.WW


- Botafogo - 03-12-2001 03:40 PM

Exactly, Verne! And don't foget the red meat and the stag movies......


- winoweenie - 03-13-2001 08:47 AM

That's A Given. WW


- Thomas - 03-13-2001 09:19 AM

Dorothy Parker once said, "you can lead a whoretoculture but you can't make her think."

Sounds like you good ole boys discharge my insightful, penetrating, observations as prudish, pedestrian and maybe even subversive. But I maintain that to booze is to roon (as we used to say in Brooklyn) the good reputation of a solid citizen sipping his/her sw or wr (figure it out ww) at the table with the average 2.5 children and the dog eagerly awaiting his/her sage wisdom regarding the perfect marriage of the dinner and the glass of clear nectar that accompanies it.

But then, he/she could simply proclaim, "this good booze makes me want to down more and get rip-roaring wined out so that I can ravage my partner right here in front of the children, the dog and whomever might be looking in; not a bad steak either!"


- Botafogo - 03-13-2001 11:08 AM

No, we are pointing out the cultural and linguistic differences betwixt the uptight East and the freewheelin' West. Probably why there are so many ex-pat New Yawkers and Bostonians here. Seriously, we speak a different dialect here and the words with the evil connotations are things like To-kill-ya for Tequila and Liquid Quaaludes for Jaegermeister, "booze" is just Duuuuude-speak for party supplies and MANY of those dudes are partners in law firms, have five hundred cases in their lockers and still say, "Roberto, HELP! I need to stock up on booze for the weekend in Santa Barbara"

Roberto

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- winoweenie - 03-13-2001 06:39 PM

Tis True Foodie. We have a whole Different Percussion Section Out Here. WW


- Thomas - 03-14-2001 08:32 AM

UNCLE!

I'm going to go raid my booze cabinet and forget my troubles. ...