Friday, April 30, 2010

It's a Wine! Wine!! Winey!!! World

Some of our peers in the wine world seem to have left their interactivity in the drawer, next to the ink and the quill. I get it, we’re all so busy (what's with the folks on the East Coast?). But let me just say this in the most polite way I can. The new world of communicating isn’t really that new at all. It is a dialogue. Talking. Listening. Responding. Repeat. Insert thoughtful moments to move the dialogue forward. And so on.

But it looks as if some of the folks in the conversation pit have become too busy, or disinterested, to engage in the reciprocal part. Which is a shame. And quite frankly, their loss. I’d say they know who they are, but they probably won’t read this post. And that is ok, because I have moved on. I am in the future with my friends and colleagues who have gotten over Future Shock, or Freelance Blues or Deadline Dilemma or whatever else little mishegas name that can be given to it. I’d say lack of interest. No problem.

We’ll be there on the other side, having a ball. Money? We’ll all get by. Blog stats? Who cares? Fame? Ask James Brown or Philo T. Farnsworth about the consolation of celebrity.

Meanwhile, I’m lining up Nebbiolo bottles for a gigantic retrospective of great wines from Barolo and Barbaresco with my home boys. Hip hooray, 1st of May, outdoor *swilling* begins today (or in this case, April 30th) . Too bad my interactive buds cant be here tonight: 1 Wine Dude, Amy, Anthony W, Brooklyn Guy, Charles and Ed, David, DoBianchi and Tracie P, Fabio, Frances, Franco, GaryV (too, too busy) Gabrio, Genevelyn, GianPaolo, Guy, Jack, Jeff, Keith, Ken W, Ken P and Donna C-T &Co., Marco Numero Mundo, McDuff, Michael W, Regina, Samantha and Ron, Robert P and Kevin H, Russ, Serge, Strappo, Susannah,Texicali Ali, The Brad, Thomas P, Tom H, Whitney, Winey Wink and The Good Brett , Wolfgang and anyone else (apologies if I missed you on the blog roll) whom I have had such wonderful interactions with these past five years in the bloggy-blog wacky world of wine! wine!! wine!!!


Buon weekend, y’all.


18 comments:

Whitney said...

Buona weekend IWD!! So great to have met you (and to continue the web dialogue.) Wish I could be sipping some Nebb in the sunshine. Salute! But- I'll be in the sunshine of LA...drinking a mint julep on the first Saturday of May. Giddy up!

Wink Lorch said...

Well said, Alfonso - I am loving this new form of communicating, but it's mainly with new people who 'get it' - so many are left behind. And thanks for the link love and comment on my blog.

Enjoy your Barolo/Barabresco feast, wish I could share it!

Ron Washam said...

Oh, man, you're killing me! Just for that I'm going to suck down an old bottle of Rayas all by myself this weekend. But I wish I were sharing in all that fabulous Nebbiolo juice instead.

And if I thought I had something valuable to say, well, I'd have to give up wine blogging. But I get your point. Money, Stats, Fame--been there, done that. Now I do it for the sex.

David McDuff said...

I'm waiting for the great retrospective of gigantic wines, is all.... Where exactly is this Texas place of which you speak, anyway?

Buona weekend yourself, pal!

Samantha Dugan said...

Awe, I'm all included and junk! Seems like I write just to make grown people cry and stuff, evil...think I might have a bit of the evil. I do in fact write, (if that's what the kids are calling it now a day) in part for the companionship and connection to people like you. Well, that and to try and and to try and get Ron to have sex with me.

Thank you amigo, was nice to be included.

Thomas said...

Alfonso,

Yours is a terroiriffic blog--because I appreciate good writing.

May all your wines be Nebbiolo--at least for this weekend.

Tyler said...

It's shaping up to be more of a godello weekend in NY--80 degrees!

But great Nebbiolo is hard to beat, no matter the season. Have fun!

The Wine Maestro said...

When you've shared a 'green chocolat' with a good friend you know that's dialogue. Here's to great friendship - and thank you for the mention.

TexaCali Ali said...

"The new world of communicating isn’t really that new at all. It is a dialogue. Talking. Listening. Responding. Repeat. Insert thoughtful moments to move the dialogue forward. And so on." INSERT ROUND OF APPLAUSE HERE!

Enjoy the evening, I'll pull a cork of Nebbiolo and cheers to you tonight and all "us WWW communicators"...Cheers, TexaCali Ali

Marco Caponata said...

Thanks for the shout out, amico. Yes, some people are just too busy to get off the $train$. Speaking of Nebbiolo, I had that Pio Cesare 2001 Barbaresco the other night. Wild herbs & gossamer rambling around the maze of Erice in October at midnight.

Anonymous said...

grazie per il menziono, gumbah.

godetevi!

Strappo

Ken Payton said...

Have a fine weekend, Alfonso.

David Waddington said...

well, you oughta be doing pretty good right about now...

Do Bianchi said...

I'm bummed I missed it IWG. I actually found myself on the "Third Coast" tasting Nebbiolo on May 1.

I gotta say... notta day goes by without me marveling at how much goodness this "interactivity" of the enoblogosphere has brought into my life. Meeting you, meeting Tracie P (!), meeting so many kind, generous souls... just so many cool people... The folks that don't take part just don't know what they're missing... Travel safe, Alfonso, wherever the wine trail takes you (and don't forget to pack your tie!).

Alfonso Cevola said...

no matter how you tie it, it still gets all tangled up, non e vero?

Joe Roberts, CSW said...

I need advanced warning when you're popping open bottles like that!!! :)

Tracie P. said...

hey, how did i miss this post?! we're all still here...reading and commenting...sometimes--2B blogs enough for the both of us! so crazy to think how many good things have come to me too bc i commented on your blog so many years ago. cheers! hope to meet all y'all others soon :)

fabio said...

Alfonso, we'll meet when you come back to Puglia, ok? I have started a new venture in my region, a travel actvity focusing on Puglia. Here's the blog: http://www.thepuglia.com. There is a section with food & wine ;) And, this is a preview, I am working on starting a Puglia food/wine school, with a friend of mine. But don't know when, not yet

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