Back in 1998 and 1999 Fast Company magazine was the news-ticker heartbeat of Silicon Valley. I used to read it, along with the Industry Standard, Red Herring, and Wired, with awe and excitement at the dot.com explosion going on around my ears. To be in Fast Company at that time meant that you were either striking it rich or royally screwing up (of course now we know that sometimes they were the same thing). At the time Fast Company wasn't just a magazine it was a newly minted adjective. If your company was a fast company, it was breaking all the rules and experiencing the growth we've come to associate with the Internet Bubble.
I won't lie to you. There was a time back then when I was in the midst of that whole space and thought that maybe I might find a way to grace those pages.
Then everything came crashing down.
But while many of those companies and a couple of those magazines have bit the dust, Fast Company has survived and wouldn't you know it, but this month I'm in it. This month's issue is all about food, with a big cover story on Chef Homaru Cantu of Moto in Chicago. Nestled in there as well is a sidebar about wine blogs and Vinography is plugged along with Tyler's Dr. Vino and Jamie Goode's Wine Blog, both of which, as you probably know, are very deserving of coverage.
I;m sure this means that any day now some VC is going to come up to me and write me a big fat check for a minority stake in Vinography. Anyone else want in on the action? I can most likely but not entirely guarantee my performance will be better than Pets.com.
Check out the issue. It's a good one.
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I'll Drink to That: Danilo Nada of Nada Fiorenzo Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 8/23 Vinography Images: Night Sorting Small is Beautiful: The Champagnes of Savart I'll Drink to That: Karl duHoffmann of Anchor Brewing Warm Up: Jerez de la Frontera I'll Drink to That: Antonio Flores of González Byass California 2015 - Vintage of Fire Wine News: What I'm Reading the Week of 8/16 A Selection of Georgian Wines
Wine Will Never Smell the Same Again: Luca Turin and the Science of Scent Forlorn Hope: The Remarkable Wines of Matthew Rorick Debating Robert Parker At His Invitation Passopisciaro Winery, Etna, Sicily: Current Releases Should We Care What Winemakers Say? The Sweet Taste of Freedom: Austria's Ruster Ausbruch Wines 2009 Burgundy Vintage According to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Charles Banks: The New Man Behind Mayacamas Wine from the Caldera: The Incredible Viticulture of Santorini Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Chateau Rayas and the 2012 Vintage of Chateauneuf-du-Pape A Life Indomitable: The Wines of Casal Santa Maria, Portugal Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernets Forgotten Jewels: Reviving Chile's Old Vine Carignane The First-Timer's Guide to Les Trois Glorieuses of Hospices de Beaune