Edition Twenty One 15 to 21 November 2009 (Wine by Cush)


 

Edition 21 has a handful of posts but has made great progress. I only have reflections and short pieces in this edition but they have become a natural part of my writing. I have several blogs going at the same time making new changes difficult but expect to be able to write along this system of reflections and short pieces and soon add tasting details also. That will be the extent of my contribution for Wine by Cush since I will have to add new kinds of items to my other blogs also.

Netbooks are here and the prices have been getting lower while the functions are becoming more powerful. What is the significance? They are the new throw-away machines much like cellphones. A $300 netbook goes everywhere and does everything including becoming outdated (not necessarily obsolete) in a year. They are a must to get-to-know and make for great donations to schools when next year model is here. Wish you could do that with your cellphone?

Something about food writing I had to write. Are the regular customers really that important? Someone blamed Robert Parker for inconsistency in rating from tasting to tasting and I had to point out the nature of the taste of a wine. I am going to work part-time as a bartender. A profession I mastered years ago but lost interest pursuing wine and that reminded me how many dining rooms are mismanaged. And wine blogging finally died? Oakland has merged with San Francisco (regardless of what San Francisco has to say) and restaurants of same quality with cheaper menus, lower expenses and higher profits are the future of Oakland-San Francisco dining region. Someone has discovered children are qualified to evaluate food quality at restaurants or are we that desperate for customers? Wine business has been hurting and a new culprit has been found: Blame it on not using social media for now.

*This post belongs to this week’s edition of Wine by Cush Magazine blog and published early in World of Cush also.

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