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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Article about Mead in Slate Magazine

    LOL, that's great. I was sidetracked for a while yesterday, but, I'll have something over to Vicky today or this evening.

    Cheers,

    Oskaar
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    Default Re: Article about Mead in Slate Magazine

    I think the impact of the article will actually be positive. Any ink is good ink, they say. A couple of days after the article, I'm sitting in a hotel room in Munich and I have an quick look a how the book is doing on Amazon; it's at #966 overall - the highest ranking I've ever seen it reach. I thought it had to be a mistake. Nay, no mistake.

    The feed back has been pretty balanced, and now it's up to us to determine how mead will be perceived by the general public.

    I have a couple of articles on the state of the mead industry in the works, from different perspectives for different audiences. Perhaps it's time to shop them around.

    Ken
    It's time for some woodshedding, Willie Mae. The blue light was my blues, and the red light was my mind.

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    Default Re: Article about Mead in Slate Magazine

    I agree. Gotmead readership spiked nearly 100% the days since the article. I'd been working on some writeups on mead and the state of the industry as well, looks like it might be time to see if any of them are saleable...

    Ken, thanks for a really well written response to the article. I really liked it.
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
    Owner & Webmistress, Gotmead.com
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    Making Mead since 1995

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    Default Re: Article about Mead in Slate Magazine

    Ditto that Ken. Your response was very concise and well articulated. Vicky and I were kicking around a response thanking him for his article on mead and laying out some industry and meadmaking stats, but when we saw yours it was really the right response and we didnt' feel it necessary to say anymore or raise any debate over the article. I told Vicky that one of the best lessons I learned while I was working in Texas was "Never get in a written argument with someone that buys ink by the gallon"

    So how are those Rieslings? I was hoping to get that information we spoke of at the competition to you before you left for Germany. Sorry about that. You missed a good after-party at the Outlook. We all missed you there too!

    Cheers,

    Pete
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    Default Re: Article about Mead in Slate Magazine

    I haven't opened either of the Rieslings yet. I honestly bought based on the look of the bottles (egad, man!), but I will look them up and get some idea if they are ready now or need some time. The beers, OTOH, will be burning a hole in the fridge until they're gone. A selection of Andechs Klosterbrau products, and one lone Flensburger Pils. Mmmmm.

    Thanks for the positive words on the response to Nicholas. I tried to pull the punches a bit but still get the point across. So he didn't call me, Vicki, Pete, Dan McFeeley or Julia... Oh well.

    Ken
    It's time for some woodshedding, Willie Mae. The blue light was my blues, and the red light was my mind.

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    Default Re: Article about Mead in Slate Magazine

    OK Ken,

    Shoot me now. Like a complete boob I completely spaced a set of Rieslings I tasted in June of 2006, not all were German so I've omitted the non-European ones and here is the list of Alsatian, Austrian and German Rieslings.


    F.X. Pichler Riesling Smaragd Von den Terrassen (Austria)
    Prager Riesling Smaragd Kaiserberg 2004 (Austria)
    Hiedler Riesling Heiligenstein 2003 (Austria)
    Nigl Riesling Senftenberger Piri “Privat” 2003 (Austria)
    Domain Ostertag Riesling Heissenberg 2003 (Alsace)
    Albert Mann Riesling Cuvee Albert 2004 (Alsace)
    Albert Boxler Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg “L31D” 2003 (Alsace)
    Albert Boxler Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg “L31DII” 2002 (Alsace)
    Zind Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl 2002 (Alsace)
    J.L. Wolf Riesling Wachenheimer 2004 (Germany)
    Schloss Saarstein Riesling 2004 (Germany)
    Monchhof Riesling Kabinett Urzig Wurzgarten 2005 (Germany)
    Joh. Jos. Prum Riesling Spatlese Graacher Himmelreich 2004 (Germany)
    Joh. Jos. Christoffel Riesling Auslese Urziger Wurzgarten 2004 (Germany)

    The Albert Boxler L31D was my favorite out of the whole line-up.

    Hope that helps,

    Pete
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