The More Things Change…

Welcome to the first Guy du Vin Newsletter of 2013. We realize that since changing the format of how we sell wine at Guy du Vin last year, some of you have been confused on how to order. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be working on finding ways to make the process…

WAR IS PEACE ! FREEDOM IS SLAVERY! IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH!

  I experienced a brief moment of real terror recently (full disclosure: it might have been gas) when Chuck Norris released an advertisement stating that “civilization is on the brink” and if America chooses wrong with this election, we are destined for “1000 years of darkness”. (Statements like this can be a real help, as…

Dear Guy

          We receive quite a bit of email at Guy du Vin. We thought our readers might be interested in what their peers are asking: Dear Guy: You are my last hope! Two weeks ago I started a new job. To celebrate, my husband and I decided to open a bottle…

Three Hits for Spring

Here are three wines that we think are drinking particularly well right now. All wines are available through Guy du Vin. You can place your order by emailing guyduvin@yahoo.com All wines must be ordered in three bottle minimums unless otherwise indicated. These selections are available for order only until June12th. We can ship your wine…

Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth – Henrik Ibsen

We like May. In Portland, May is the first month of the year when you can (with some confidence) sit outside in your backyard or in the patio area of a local restaurant and enjoy a glass of wine and not get rained on. Of course there are plenty of Portlanders that will do this…

Hunger Pains

                I think we need a version of the Hunger Games here in Portland. It shouldn’t be kids that go into the arena. So here is my first draft for who needs to be part of the Reaping: People who use more than two adjectives when ordering coffee…

The Compliment of Rational Opposition

It’s been a while. And honestly, I want you to know that I am badly broken up about it. But I’m not afraid of being overpowered by the feeling. It will pass away soon enough. (Apologies to Jane A. & Mr. Bennett). And in that light, I have given myself permission to blow off giving…

Guy du Vin’s Top Five Things That Suck All the Life Out of Wine

5.  Twitter and Facebook –In the words of William Deresiewicz, “we’re all peddling ourselves and managing our own brands.” Chelsea Staub – It’s All About Me – Listen Here 4. Wine Marketing – the “Story” is more important than the wine – Every wine, winery, vineyard, tractor, and pair of pruning shears has a story that…

Beware of Dogs with Full Bladders.

My little dog Woody has a big dog hatred for the postman. I have that same deep contempt for the food and wine media – often getting the urge to snarl and pee all over their stories – preferably while they are sitting at their laptops. There was an article on Slate a week or…

Joe Dressner

Joe Dressner, the rough around the edges, individualistic, free thinking wine importer, died on Saturday at the age of 60 due to brain cancer. I only met Joe Dressner a few times. My only real personal connection was when a few years ago my company partnered with him and co-hosted a wine event here in Portland…