reviews, recommendations, recipes, and The Bar Project

More Reviews, Welcome Sean

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Just wanted to let you know that along with updated designs for your viewing pleasure, we’ll be continuing with our reviews quite shortly.  I’ll be doing one on one of my favorite German brews (although, is it really a review if I’ve already told you it’s one of my favorites?) and we’ll be welcoming my business partner Sean, who will make his first post ever as he reviews some wine untold.

Also, it appears that we have in the works the first of our vendor relationships (according to Sean) which is definitely good, although it appears their minimum quantity amounts may be high for the home consumer, so we may be reviewing that relationship with that in mind.

Anyway, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, and I just wanted to let you know what’s coming soon.  Hope your 2006 is going well so far!

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Happy New Year!

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We’re back! A new year is here, and The Bar Project will go live this year, so it’s an exciting year indeed. Just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year, and to say that we’ll be resuming the incoherent ramblings tomorrow. Lucky you! (sarcasm…)

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Happy Holidays

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Merry Christmas

We’ll be offline for a bit as I travel for the Christmas and New Years holidays.

To all who read this blog, the I wish happiest of holiday seasons. Thanks for following along these past few months – much more work, progress, and even a launch of The Bar Project are all coming in 2006. (I hereby promise some initial Photoshop mockups by the second week in January. Scouts honor.)

Happy Holidays and a great New Year!

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Review: The Little Penguin Shiraz

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The Little Penguin

Having left a newly opened bottle uncorked overnight, I, with heavy heart, did dump the oxygenated contents down the drain. Then, with renewed bounce in my step did I turn around and grab another bottle of The Little Penguin Shiraz, pop open the cork, and pour myself a hearty glass. I have been waiting to start reviews on this site at least partially in anticipation of getting to review this very wine. Friends will laugh when they see this review, having been on the receiving end of many a product pitch for this wine, as if I were a ward of the Australian wine company myself. I am not, but will try to sell you on this wine anyway, just because I like it so much.


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The Hows and Whats of Reviews

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wine in holder

I’ve decided to write up some ground rules on reviews of equipment and drinks. Since I am in no way an expert on all things mixology, I wanted to set up an expectation of what you can hope to get from anything you may read. So here’s what’s up.


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What Do I Know?

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Wine glass wit reflection

It’s been suggested, and the local search stats show, that some people coming to the site are expecting more information on bar supplies and booze. So I’m planning on augmenting the development blog with reviews of wine, beer, bar equiptment, and bar related news.

This additional information will both be the result of my immersing myself into the culture of the business we are starting, as well as passing on information we become privy to that may not hit the general public.

Understand that in my reviews, I hardly am an expert. I do not have a PhD in Brewology, but I do know what I like, and most often what I like satisfies most of the general public. Those with especially discerning tastes may want to take what I recommend with a bit of skepticism.

Finally, it should be noted that we will not be reviewing overly-expensive wines, or anything out of the reach of the consumer. Our entire mission is to increase the availability of well designed bar equipment to the general public, so reviewing or recommending anything outside of that would be counter-productive.

Our first review will come shortly – as a hint, it has a penguin on the cover.

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Typo Theme

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I’ve released the theme we developed for this blog to the Typo using public. If you haven’t used Typo, it’s a damn nice piece of blog software. It’s still in its infancy, but it’s simple and easy to use.

Visit our theme page for more information.

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