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MIA No More

2012 March 19
by Mike

Greetings from Strasbourg. Sorry for the silence since all the Kurniawan news broke; last week was insanely hectic. My thanks to everyone who contributed to the discussion regarding Kurniawan’s arrest. It is a remarkable story, and it will be interesting to see where it goes from here. Thanks, too, to my friend Dr. Vino for unexpectedly pinch-hitting with an installment of The Wine Ethicist on Friday. I am traveling through the weekend but will try to resume regularly scheduled programming while on the road.

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  1. Matt In Chicago permalink
    April 24, 2012

    We interupt this hiatus to announce the winner of the 57th annual All-England Summarize Proust Contest.

  2. Bill Klapp permalink
    April 20, 2012

    Oh, no! Am I to be denied the flatulent aroma of authentic Muenster and the artery-clogging power of Strasbourg’s singular foie gras?

  3. Matt In Chicago permalink
    April 19, 2012

    Forget Steinberger, I am beginning to worry about Strasbourg. Anybody seen it lately?

  4. Bill Klapp permalink
    April 19, 2012

    This could be the break that I have been hoping for. If I play my cards right, I could become the Charles Krauthammer of wine journalism!

  5. Dan McCallum permalink
    April 18, 2012

    Bill,
    OK, you lead and I’ll show you the way!
    Along those lines I’ve registered a blogspot for you: winemirest.com.
    Basically a layout of fauxtopical mudholes where posters will come and wallow around for your entertainment; and you can sink one from time to time for everybodies entertainment.
    You- Khayyam. Me- a pot.

  6. Bill Klapp permalink
    April 18, 2012

    McCallum ghostwrote the pot wine article in Daily Beast, just to try and keep Steinberger’s name out there. You have to admit, the dry “1985 Roumier Bonnes-Mares in the other hand” quip is very much in the classic Steinberger style. Maybe we don’t even need Mike any more. Perhaps Dan and I can collaborate, and maybe even get the Slate column back, since we are willing to work for free!

  7. Saúl permalink
    April 16, 2012

    Not sure about others but I am having serious Steinberger withdrawals. The title should read: MIA some more

  8. Dan McCallum permalink
    April 11, 2012

    “Final Results of Our Independent Inquiry into the Miller/Campo Matter”

    Reads like a hypothetical “Henry IV for Dummies for Dummies”.
    The platform is that the whole arrangement was necessitated by Miller’s linguistic limits. Then on to various Dear Leaderisms. All ignoring that Mr. Parker had apparently been the initial catalyst bonding Miller and Campo. And the grand finale- in the interests of propriety, Miller’s output in the period of questionable propriety will not be made available for scrutiny.

  9. April 11, 2012

    Mike’s actually on a pleasure cruise on the Amalfi Coast, yachting around with Pancho and Rudy, poppin jeroboams of (Rudy’s favorite) 1921 Ridge Monte Bello, taking complimentary chopper rides, and tasting/scoring-with-tremendous-precision a couple hundred similar wines in one sitting. You know that’s how Mike likes to roll!

  10. Jack Bulkin permalink
    April 10, 2012

    An Independent Inquiry??????????????????????????????????????

  11. Bruce G. permalink
    April 10, 2012

    Even Mr. Parker seems to be bothered by Mike’s absence.
    He [Parker] has just released the “Final Results of Our Independent Inquiry into the Miller/Campo Matter” over on the WA website.
    Surely this must be a cleverly designed ploy to smoke Mike out of whichever spiderhole he’s currently hiding in…

  12. Jack Bulkin permalink
    April 10, 2012

    Klapp. I have received an email from Mike that he appoints you as his official replacement on this site for two weeks. He wants you to post about the ethics of wine critics using the ABA American Model Rules of Professional Responsibility as your guide. Fire away.

  13. becky Wasserman Hone permalink
    April 7, 2012

    All is forgiven…..please come home.

  14. Bill Klapp permalink
    April 7, 2012

    There is the persistent rumor that Parker is attempting to stage an MTV-style Celebrity Death Match between Mike and Neal Martin , with the victor to replace Parker as Wine Advocate Bordeaux critic. However, negotiations with Mike’s agent have bogged down, since Mike reportedly will not give up his silly letter-grade system of scoring wines in favor of the 100-point scale (invented by James Suckling at roughly the same time that Al Gore invented tge Internet)…

  15. Dan McCallum permalink
    April 6, 2012

    “Will he no’ come back again?”

  16. Bill Klapp permalink
    April 6, 2012

    Mike Steinberger…the Howard Hughes of wine bloggers? You be the judge…

  17. Saúl permalink
    April 5, 2012

    Perhaps Dr. Vino, Brooklyn Wine Guy and Keith Levenberg can pinch hit for you? You’ve been MIA much too long. Hope all is well!

  18. Jeremy Seysses permalink
    April 5, 2012

    The title of this post is becoming increasingly ironic…

  19. Matt In Chicago permalink
    April 4, 2012

    No longer MIA — now really MIA!

    I hope it means lots of research on a Rudy book.

  20. Brett permalink
    March 21, 2012

    Looks like you are back on Slate.

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