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Blog traffic has rebounded since the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S., for which I am grateful. Maybe it means we’re trying to keep our lives on a more even keel, with more emphasis on beating this thing and less emphasis on hording toilet paper.
Regardless, the blog is here for the duration. As my pal Bart Hubbuch, who lives in New York City, told me: “This thing is as real as a heart attack, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.” So let’s stay home, wash our hands, and keep out of sneezing range when we go to the supermarket. Because driving around out of boredom doesn’t do anyone any good. The last thing we need is more people on ventilators when there aren’t enough to go around.
Your favorite posts during the duration:
• Ask the WC 1: This seven-year-old post is the first in the Ask the WC series, and it never attracted much interest. About 10 days ago, though, people started reading it. It looks like it may be being passed around on Facebook, but I still can’t tell what makes it so unique all of a sudden.
• Barefoot wine, twice: Because Google, and discussing it further will just irritate me.
• The Mafia winery story: This post has been up for four days, and has rocketed to the top. Hopefully, I can update it.
• Residual sugar in wine: Always a visitor favorite.
• Boone’s Farm TV ad: Again, this post didn’t do all that well when it first appeared about a year ago, but you love it now. And why not? It’s funny, and don’t we need funny now?
• Do wine critics matter? Another surprise. Maybe there are a lot bored wine critics trolling the Internet.
• The toilet paper post. Thank you.
What’s missing? 10 things to do during the pandemic. Bake some bread, dammit.