About

I started this blog in 2012 as a creative outlet where I could write about a few of my passions. Initially, I thought that I would write equally about wine and cycling and those areas where the two intersect (hence the “Drunken Cyclist” moniker–more on that below).

With Mme. Salvatore at her incredible champagne shop in Epernay, France (she’s the one in white).

With Mme. Salvatore at her incredible champagne shop in Epernay, France (she’s the one in white).

Not too far along my focus became almost exclusively on wine for one simple reason: I found the more compelling stories involved wine–from the vineyard, to the tasting room, to the table. Just about every time there is wine in a glass, there is a story to be told.

And I am a story-teller.

While I take my writing seriously, I try not to take myself all that seriously. My goal, above all else, is to make people smile by chipping a bit of the mystique off of wine, since at its base it is a beverage that is intended to bring joy to those who consume it.

I have been an avid consumer of wine all my adult life, first being introduced to it while studying in Strasbourg, France. After graduating from college, I began my career in education as a high school teacher of French, math, and history. During the summer, I would relocate to France, spending the warmer months as a cycling tour guide through most of the country’s wine regions: the Loire Valley, Burgundy, Provence, Alsace, Bordeaux, the Dordogne, the Jura, and Champagne.

Lunch the following day was with Olivier Laflaive who perpetuates the stereotype that French men are all great with the ladies.

With Olivier Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet–I could listen to his stories for hours while sharing a bottle or two. I also love his hat.

Those trips were a lot of fun, of course, but they also taught me that there is a lot more to wine than what you find in the bottle. There is history, culture, tradition, and above all else, people with great stories to tell.

I still lead an occasional tour in Europe, but also find the time to visit the many great wine regions in the U.S. I have visited most of the wine regions in California numerous times, often by bike, and have ventured into Oregon, Washington, and New York, always in search of great wine, and a compelling tale.

*As for the name of this blog. I do not in any way mean to suggest that anyone should ride a bike inebriated (and yes, I get asked that all the time), but calling the blog “The Guy Who Rides a Bike Hard in the Morning So He Can Enjoy a Nice Bottle of Wine With Dinner and Not Feel Guilty About It” was a bit cumbersome as a title. I have thought about changing it several times, but I have been counseled against it–once you have made a bit of a “name” for yourself, you really can’t then go and change your name.

227 Responses to About

  1. I wanted to let you know that we nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Please follow this path to view our post
    http://throughmylens365.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/versatile-blogger/

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  2. aFrankAngle says:

    Good stuff here … so thanks for stopping by my little corner, which caused me to visit.

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  3. I have nominated you and your blog for a couple of awards from the blogosphere!! Enjoy them and spread the joy. Here’s the link:
    http://plantbaseddietadventures

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  4. Your blog is one of my favourites, and I’ve nominated it for the “One Lovely Blog Award.”

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  5. Jane says:

    thanks for bringing me over here…looks like I will enjoy exploring….and of course thanks for liking my recent post “To Cook or Not to Cook-that is the question”. Don’t know which blog you found it on but hope you will continue to explore further. If you like travel, I imagine it was the India Journal blog http://janesindiajournals.wordpress.com where a new adventure will be unfolding shortly as I once again find my way back to India in a few weeks time with lots of stories and of course continued photos of local life and scenery. And if on the Not In India 2012 blog, hope you enjoy the inspiration or perhaps small assistance it may give you along your won life’s journey. Yours seems to be moving along quite beautifully! 🙂
    with love light and JOY

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  6. I love the topic of your blog and definitely look forward to getting a chance to further explore it!

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  7. I’ve nominated you for the “7×7 Link Award.” Congratulations!

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  8. I know how much you love these….I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Like it or not you deserve it ;). Congrats!

    Go to http://plantbaseddietadventures.com/2012/10/31/awards-thanks-so-much/
    for the details

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  9. seetinarun says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by our blog, since it brought me here. I just laughed my way through the OhmyGod installments and cannot wait to dig into the rest of your blog (and read next month’s OhmyGod installment)! You are hysterical. Cheers!

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  10. Stefano says:

    Hey There!
    Today we nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check out our post http://florastable.com/2012/12/01/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/ if interested.
    Congrats on a very nice blog and have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Thanks for the blog roll add. Now if I can just make it down to Philly for a Spin and a glass of Sparkling…

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  12. I have nominated you for The Reality Blog Award http://plantbaseddietadventures.com/2012/12/06/the-new-reality-blog-award/

    Please forgive me but….You deserve it! 🙂 Congratulations!

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  13. Ezra says:

    Just wanted to say, I’ve just found your blog and I’m glad I have!

    Bringing together two of the things I really love–bikes and wine–and doing it well.

    Can’t wait to keep reading,

    Ezra

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  14. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check out my post (http://cookingwithcorinna.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/liebster-award/) for details.

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  15. Hi. I just found your blog and look forward to reading more about US wiens, of which I know little – as yet……………!!
    Check out my posts on http://knowsyourwine.wordpress.com/

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  16. I enjoy your blog. Keep up the good work.

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  17. Jeanette says:

    I’ve nominated you for the (richly deserved) Blog of the Year 2012 Award! Enjoy and happy New Year!! http://globalgrazers.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/blog-of-the-year-award-2012/

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  18. Well there you go, I’ve just nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” too! Please keep up your great work 🙂
    http://cupcaketravels.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/a-blog-award-thankyou/

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  19. Thanks for stopping by Forgeron Cellars during your visit to Woodinville! We are so glad you enjoyed the wines & Lillian’s hospitality!
    If you were not already aware, Forgeron Cellars expanded distribution to your state of Pennsylvania in 2012 & currently our 2011 Ambiance, 2010 Chardonnay, & 2009 Primitivo can be found in most PA Liquor Control Board stores.
    Please stop by again the next time you are in the Puget Sound, or better yet come on over to Walla Walla. We would love to have you visit our Winery & Tasting Room!

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  20. Real interesting and entertaining blog! Thanks for stopping by La Maison!

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  21. I know how much you’re going to appreciate this, but….- Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for “Blog of the Year 2012!” http://plantbaseddietadventures.com/2013/01/24/the-blog-of-the-year-award-2012/ LOVE Your Blog 🙂

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  22. Fitwellmom says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog today-very much appreciated 🙂 It also led me to yours which is great! Nice to meet you and can’t wait to enjoy reading your posts.

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  23. wordhaver says:

    Love the look of your blog! Your writing is engaging, love the posts I “tasted,” even if I’m not really into wine (or it into me)…which is a bit ironic since I’m a pastor in a church called the Vineyard. Glad you stopped by my blog today – and gave me the excuse to pop by here. Cheers!

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  24. MiCheng says:

    Hi! You have a great blog, so I nominated you as an Inspiring Blogger Award. If you would like to participate. Here are the rules https://realitydreamer24.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/very-inspiring-blogger-award-nominee/

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  25. Seriously, you are my hero! My dream is to cycle in Napa Valley while drinking wine and also in France. How could life get any better than that? Boom!

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  26. Thank you for liking my post and leading me here! This surely is a very interesting blog and I like the way you are able to combine all the three things you love!

    Ilona

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  27. Juan Sanz says:

    Dear Jeff,

    My name is Juan Sanz, and i’m a 28 years old Spanish winemaker. I know you throught the WineBloggersConference 2012, but i hope my mail can interest you 😉

    Although I’m a winemaker myself, I’m more interested in wine and new technologies, I actually started an activity as a freelancer in designing wine apps (more orientated to the profesional point of view).

    My first app just came out last week, the name if “iprofile wines” and its available in the iPad app store (still developing the iphone version). There is a free version also. It’s a social network to share winetasting ONLY with people that we know, avoiding results and opinions from strangers.

    In case you are interested, I can introduce it to you. Will be a pleasure. Feel free to contact me in any case. Thanks for your time. i appreciate it.

    I would love to see your next post including wine, bicycle, iPad and some other gadgets ;-)))

    I wish you lots of succes. and hope to keep enjoying some of your articles.

    Regards

    Juan Sanz

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  28. Blogarhythms says:

    Thanks so much for reading and liking a few of my posts. I really like your blog here – from the name to the awesomely interesting and informative posts. I, too, enjoy wine and have recently collected my musings on the subject (as a consumer not a pro) at a new blog – oenophilogical.wordpress.com. Looking forward to more on the drunken cyclist!

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  29. winebbler says:

    Just nominated you for an award, check it out on my blog! Thanks for keeping up with mine–love reading your posts. Bis, C. xx

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  30. Thanks for the “like”! Hope you entered the giveaway?

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  31. I like the originality of this no-frills blog. Keep the dialogue going! We are out here following.

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  32. When it rains and all that. Wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find the rules for participation via link at my blog or by searching wordpress. If you want to accept/participate – great. If not, I totally get that. Either way, I’m enjoying your blog a lot.

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  33. Well mate… I nominated your blog for a Liebster Award! Keep up the good work!

    http://lordsofthedrinks.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/our-nominees-for-a-liebster-award/

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  34. I love your blog, and also have noted that you have been living in Philadelphia for some time. (from the cheesesteak comment) I’m pretty new to the area and was wondering if you could suggest any nice hikes in or close by Philadelphia? Seems like you are sporty, and get outdoors quite a bit. Sorry for the clutter under your about section, feel free to delete after!!

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  35. I think you’ve got a great blog and nominated you for the The Sunshine Award, you can see the simple rules at this link…. http://traveltimetalk.com

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  36. kvjinc says:

    Clever! You say you have 3 passions then list 5 including math. 😉

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  37. Thank you for visiting my blog…and in turn allowed me to find yours. Fun and family, travels and treats seem to be your theme. Great! Keep visiting, and I will do the same.
    Best Wishes…

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  38. her30s says:

    I just discovered the joy of drinking wine and riding my bike! It was so fun to go to a little wine bar close to home and then not have to worry about driving but rather walk around and then ride my bike home. Really want to do a wine tasting bike tour next time I’m up in wine country.

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  39. Bonus points for the ironic tagline!

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  40. Cindi says:

    Thanks for stopping by my little blog … I’m so glad to have found your written adventures! I have already gotten sucked into your OMG saga. (We’re leaving for London tomorrow and I need to pack. I don’t have time to read, dang it!! But I’ll be back….)

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  41. “Three passions”… love it! Cheers to getting loaded the classy way: on wine!

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  42. Finally got a chance to pop by and love your style. I’ll save you the time and leave the nominating to others! Good luck with all those blogging awards!!

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  43. laurasmess says:

    Hahaa… ah you’re awesome. I wanted to stop by as soon as I saw the name of your blog (I do hope that you transport wine like your header image. I’d be disappointed otherwise!) and you’re doing some fantastic stuff here. I continually get frustrated by the lack of American wine to purchase here in Australia (we produce so much of our own stuff, there’s very little imported other than European wines) but I’m going to try and track down a few labels you’ve mentioned. From one wino to another, glad to be blogging friends!!

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  44. Ummm…math? lol thank you so much for dropping by wePoets, it’s much appreciated. 🙂

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  45. dental eggs says:

    Thanks for visiting dentaleggs. I love the title of your site and it inspired me to change mine to, ‘The Ax-Wielding Dental Hygienist’.

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  46. zelda sydney says:

    You have a great blog, Drunken, and thanks for stopping by theillustratedwine.wordpress.com [shameless self-plug].

    Honestly, though, I’m so glad you liked the Tissot Jura Cremant tasting note; French cremants pass unnoticed outside of France, and there’s an exciting variety of them from every region. I’m a category cheerleader. Sadly, we only see very few cremants here in Vancouver (Canada). Mind you, flip-side is that they’re still affordable!

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  47. annetbell says:

    Thanks so much for the like today on my blog. Glad you found me as I love wine, too. When living in Phoenix we talked about going to California wine country but never got there. Son and his family live in Central New York now so that is a bonus….New York wine country! Not CA but it
    will do!

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  48. cavegirlmba says:

    I have three passions: wine, bikes, travel, family, and math.
    FAN-TAS-TIC! Thanks for making me laugh.

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  49. kahht says:

    I’m so excited to start following your blog! My wino-ness is always on the rise and I’m an avid biker (when weather permits in these bi-polar weathers of Canada). Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  50. Die Trying says:

    Thanks for stopping by, it led me here to a wonderful blog:)

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  51. congratulations for your blog… i really like and is very interesting…
    cheers from Florence Tuscany

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  52. Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me a like, it gave me the opportunity to find yours!
    BB

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  54. Congratulations! You’ve been selected to win a blog award because I really enjoy your blog. If you hate awards, please just take it as a compliment and go about your business.

    If you’re intrigued, please take a look here to find out more: http://bulgingbuttons.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/award-mania/

    Either way, thanks for writing a blog that I enjoy and want to share with my readers.
    BB

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  55. Great blog! I adore wine! 🙂 And, cycling is awesome, of course. My husband has much more of a cycling background than I do… It seems you are quite good! I love your byline that you have “three” passions: “wine, bikes, travel, family, and math.” TOO funny! Have a great day… Shanna

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  56. jessieymcgee says:

    Lovely blog you have here.
    Jessie

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  57. Thanks for the follow. I need to look at your list of California Wines and make my way through them! Yum!

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  58. Susan says:

    Happy New Year! I really enjoy reading your blog! We moved to Placer County, California almost two years ago and really enjoy checking out the wines here and in Amador and El Dorado Counties. I am sure you have lots more followers than most of the nominees for this award, but I wanted to let you know that your blog is really awesome so I nominated you for this award: http://berriesandcocoa.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/liebster-award-berries-and-cocoa/#respond

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  59. Jean says:

    Eye catching blog name! 😀 And where are your posts on your cycling forays?
    Here’s to experiencing wineries elsewhere in North America: http://cyclewriteblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/easily-drunk-on-cycle-touring-in-wine-regions/

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  60. Dina says:

    Great blog, very entertaining reading!
    Love, Dina

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  61. Merci for the follow of my blog and wishing you all the best for yours!

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  62. daezle says:

    Thanks for such an outstanding blog. Love the stories. Also, congrats on being both a family man and a Cat 3 racer. Where do you find the time?!? I have (3x-2) passions: painting, bikes, books, economics, family, algebra.

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  63. I had a bike once…but I still have wine. Nice blog! x

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  64. golfjosh says:

    Cool blog! Look forward to reading more. I enjoy cycling in addition to golfing 🙂

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  65. Eva says:

    To my drunken cyclist friend,
    Thank you for hooking up to the new site. Now… NOW the crazy begins.
    Eva

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  66. Die Trying says:

    How does one love wine and math? 🙂 I love wine and I love that you don’t take it too seriously, I am still getting there because, wow, I love a good red what can I say. As usual, great post! xxx

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  67. I’d like to invite you to participate in a new challenge that I am hosting at thewanderinggourmand.com to bring together the beer, wine, and food blogging worlds. As you may know, each month I host a Beer Versus Wine Pairing Challenge inviting readers to suggestion their perfect pairing with a monthly dish. I decided to make the challenge even more engaging by turning the challenge into a contest with bragging rights. Each month a dish will be presented. Bloggers have a week to post their perfect pairing and why in the comments section. The following week, I will summarize the comments in a post for a vote. The winner not only earns bragging rights but also the honor of coming up with the following month’s dish.

    Right now the contest will be hosted at thewanderinggourmand.com. Future plans involve a breakout sight and a badge to post back on your blog. I welcome you to join the challenge as it begins today with Beer Battered Fish (http://thewanderinggourmand.com/2014/02/26/beer-battered-fish-pairing/).

    Salud!

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  68. Hello!
    I’ve just nominated your blog for The Lighthouse Award. Acceptance of the nomination is entirely voluntary – no pressure! You can find out more about the nomination at http://activedadathome.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/the-lighthouse-award-oh-yeah/
    Thanks!

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  69. annetbell says:

    I have nominated you for the Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence. I hope you will accept and repeat the process in nominating excellent blogs that you follow. If you don’t accept awards, please pass it on to a friend who does. Please visit the page below for the directions. Keep up your excellent blogging!
    http://talesalongtheway.com/2014/03/19/the-shauny-award/

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  70. Die Trying says:

    I know you don’t like/except awards but please hear me out 🙂 – Even though I nominated you I am very open to bloggers who do not except because to each his own – however, the award is there solely that you are recognized for your posts and style etc. I awarded you the Peace and Justice award, not because your blog is about justice but my definition of peace is the atmosphere and energy that some people release and from their blogs that’s what I get from you – a sense of relaxed atmosphere, smiles and a good glass of wine, that to me is all the peace and justification I need in my world! So thank you fellow blogger for peace on this side and please do not feel the need to do anything with the award 🙂 – http://dietrying999.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/in-a-world-of-balance-there-is-peace-and-justice/ (at least you liked the post so cheers lol! )

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    • I am humbled by your nomination, truly! I particularly am flattered that you think my blog creates “sense of relaxed atmosphere.” My only goal is to get people to smile a bit, so thank you so much for your kind words!

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  71. Ross says:

    Great stuff. Would love to include you in Wine.net. Reach out to me and let’s talk.

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  72. Garfield Hug says:

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and introducing me to your good reads on your blog. Keep up the good writing! 🙂

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  73. Your blog is a lot of fun. Really enjoy the “Sundays” and “Ohmygod!” segments. Spring is just about finally here in Virginia. Time to get the bike out!

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  74. Call into the Radio Show this coming Saturday ?

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  75. Thanks for following !

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  76. random2409 says:

    Thanks for your visits too and kind comments on my blog…yours is brilliant by the way, keep up the good work!

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  77. I’m excited to have found your blog! We had a food blogger happy hour in Ann Arbor last week and Oliver over at the winegetter mentioned that I should check your blog out. Looking forward to a healthy dose of cycling and wine-related posts 🙂

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    • Great to “meet” you! Any friend of Oliver’s… is someone to be held under intense scrutiny…. Just kidding! Thanks for stopping by here and I love your blog–and you’re also in A^2, unreal how many bloggers are there!

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  78. rstark says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I added Drunken Cyclist to my Blog Roll at Starkland Cellars. Great minds drink alike. (And pedal, too!)

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  79. tercerowines says:

    Jeff,
    Great meeting you at #wbc14!!!! Cheers!

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  80. tercerowines says:

    Great meeting you at #WBC in SB!!! Cheers!

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  81. Thank you so much for reading my post. You are obviously very popular and I look forward to reading your blog. All the Best!

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  82. Sorry for the spam but I believe you’re gonna like this news. Time for some adventures in Hungary I’d say! Cheers,
    Micky

    http://lordsofthedrinks.com/2014/07/24/cyclists-in-hungary-can-now-ride-everywhere-as-drunk-as-they-want/

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  83. annetbell says:

    Congratulations! I have nominated your blog for the Love and Kindness Blogger award. Please visit the site below for the details. Have a lovely weekend.

    http://talesalongtheway.com/2014/07/35/love-and-kindness-blogger-award/

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  84. Thank you so much for the blog follow…I hope you enjoy what you read. I look forward to continuing to explore your blog as well!

    Ann

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  85. annetbell says:

    I thought of a question I have for you about Italian wine. When we lived in Roma, years ago, and took students like we are doing to India, now, it was said that the Italians keep the best wine and export the less perfect. But the French export their best. Have you heard this before? Is it still true? We used to take empty bottles to the wine shops in Roma and have them refilled for a mere $1.00! It was always wonderful !

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    • I have certainly heard it before referring to both France and Italy. Generally speaking, the “better” wines tend to be made in smaller quantities, which means that they better wines can all be sold locally. I still think that exists to a certain extent, but aggressive importers are still getting plenty of good wine in. As for the refills–that still exists, but it is rarely the “best” wines–part of the reason they taste so good is the locale where you are consuming them!

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  86. Michel says:

    Hey there, just found your blog. As a fellow wine loving drunken cyclist, I love the name and have started enjoying your posts. And like you, I hate riding downhill in the rain.

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    • Hey Michel–thanks for checking out the blog! Always glad to hear about another Drunken Cyclist out there! Heading over to France next week, and I am going to try and check out your producer in Azay (and maybe Bourgueil)–leading another bike trip through the Loire. And riding downhill in the rain is just the worst.

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  87. Your tagline ‘I have three passions: wine, cycling, travel, family, and math’ cracked me up! Checking out your blog and lovin it.

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  88. Ben Franks says:

    Awesome stuff, one of the best approaches to wine I’ve read in a while. Nice stuff!

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  90. sunherisufi says:

    Loved the name of your blog & thus stopped by 🙂 I am a duh at Math though ! Cheers!

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  91. vinovie says:

    Hi Jeffrey,
    I was trying to find a way to private message you but could not so I’ll keep it brief. Would something like this ~ https://boissetwineliving.com/mishawnwilliams/enroll-ambassador ~ be interesting to you?
    Cheers!
    MiShawn

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  92. I want to thank you for stopping by my blog and the like on the MS ride. I look forward to spending time reading through your posts.
    Bob

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  93. leggypeggy says:

    Thanks so much for the likes on my travel blog. I’m enjoying a pedal through yours (hypothetically on my bike). I promise not to nominate you for anything! 🙂

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  94. Beth says:

    Love, love, love! ❤

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  95. okiewinegirl2015 says:

    Well DONE! Really enjoyed that you Loaded “About” page with the true Drunken Cyclist. Both posts made me chuckle. I really enjoy reading your blog. Cheers.

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  96. It looks fabulous Jeff. I think you’ve captured the essence of what makes you a wonderful writer…you’re a storyteller. Well done!

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  97. I really like your new “About” page. Definitely an upgrade 🙂
    I am new to blogging (about 3 months now), and have enjoyed your blog a lot. You are an inspiration to newbies. Like you, my intent with my blog, https://appetiteforwine.wordpress.com/, is to share my passion for wine and use some levity to make wine more approachable. I’d value any input.
    Cheers!

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  98. I think that we can all learn something from each other and the blogging community just got a bit stronger with this honest post. Thank you. I have much to learn and do look to you and your success as a source of inspiration. Thank you, again. ( Yes – I am Canadian )

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  99. NK says:

    I think it’s a bit long, Jeff. The info is great – all of it – but it kind of takes a long time to say what you’re saying because you’re saying it with a lot of extra words. To me, you should follow how you named it The Drunken Cyclist and try to parse it down a bit – or I’m happy to do an edit for you!

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  100. lolabees says:

    I think you should change the name of your blog to what you wrote above. It’s really catchy and memorable. 😉

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  101. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking the post! (=^▽^=)

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  102. For some reason I unfollowed you, my apologies for the spam :>

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  103. Are you attending the Wine Blogger’s Conference in Lodi this year? Give me a shout at 209-365-1341 if you want to stay at Wine Crest Estate that weekend. Wine and riding! Bring your bike.

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  104. Rashminotes says:

    You have a wonderful blog; look forward to reading many of your posts:)

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  105. Trinity says:

    My husband is the cyclist in the family, going to work on his bike, and he just returned from the second leg of his bike trek from Gibraltar to the North Cape; so far he’s covered Gibraltar to Madrid, and Madrid to Bilbao (Spain). Being Swiss, we enjoy a good bottle of wine occasionally; and as I’m the writer in the family, between the three of us we’ve got a lot in common. 🙂 Love the title of your blog!

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  106. Dear Mr Drunken Cyclist, Thanks for reading my post A reading challenge for cyclists, I know you mentioned that you needed to learn to read, but I think I may have found the perfect incentive for you. Please can I invite you to read my recent update A novel idea https://thesmallhall.com/2016/11/06/a-novel-idea/
    I thought of you (cycling, wine and stories) and hope you don’t mind me taking the liberty of asking if you would consider suggesting a wine to accompany one of the books, i.e. a ‘novel pairing’ – its an idea I got from the clever people at wine merchants Corney & Barrow. I know my London location meant it wasn’t feasible for me to participate in your ‘Secret Wino Wine Swap’ but perhaps we can exchange a book and wine suggestion, not so secretly. If you’ve not read The Rider by Tim Krabbe and feel you’d like to take on the challenge of proposing a suitable wine to enjoy with it, I’d be very happy to send you a copy. Or maybe there’s another book on your reading list that’s awaiting a suitable tipple to enjoy with it?
    Oops, this is a bit of a long comment….sorry!

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  107. hugh sutherland says:

    I just f found your blog. I enjoyed your comments about flash sales. I started using flash sales several years ago usinf WTSO and Lot 1. When I moved from Florida to Alabama 4 years ago, Lot 18 would not send me wines even though it is legal. You did not mention this one even though they are listed as the #2 in sales. For some reason WTSO will not keep my name on their email lists . I use Invino and have been very happy. How do you feel of these? Your advise about “googling” wines is very good as most of these mines re not found om WS. Add my name

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    • Thanks for stopping by! Yeah, when I wrote that piece I was living in Pennsylvania where only the most daring will ship. Now that I am in Texas, I might have to revisit the article, but unfortunately, there are many retailers that will not ship here either!

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  108. Love the site! I can’t think of the last time I actually got on my road bike (do they still make Shimano 105 components?), but I still manage get out on my Trek occasionally. As for wine, we live in Ontario’s wine belt, with a few vineyards within walking distance, so I’m happy to have found your site. Cheers!

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  109. CAwinegal says:

    Hi! Thank you for popping by my (very new) blog and the like! I love reading your posts and look forward to reading more. Take care. Cheers! =)

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