Where the Hell You At, Stub?

  The simple answer: at this very moment, I’m sitting on a balcony in front of my computing machine overlooking Florida’s Gulf Coast. But you want to know more cosmically where I’m at (or rather, where I’ve been) and what’s happening at CorkEnvy, don’t you? A fair question that deserves an answer… To be honest, most of my “work time”… Read more →

Suit and Tie, Sequester Style!

  “Suit and Tie, Sequester Style” is the latest video from CorkEnvy Productions. There’s nothing about wine (although I did sip a glass or two while writing, filming, and editing this piece). I like to think this video has everything: singing, dancing, a little non-partisan political commentary, and of course hilarity! Thanks for watching! Cheers, Stub Read more →

It’s My Birthday!

  Birthdays and the New Year provide natural triggers for self-reflection and renewed vigor to find our purpose. As I sit here in my garage having coffee while watching the neighbors leave for work in the spring rain, I’m doing a little of both… What I’ve come to realize during my few years on earth is that life is a… Read more →

Brad Paisley’s “Wheelhouse” & a 2011 Cheval Quancard Cotes de Bordeaux

  This is my first written review of new music and wine. I love music, I love wine—seems like a natural fit, right? This particular album was not only the most anticipated release of the week, but was also making some headlines, so I download the “Deluxe Edition” and pushed play. Let me start with a little background information… I… Read more →

Dancing with the (All-) Stars Week 10, Part 2: Veuve Fourny & Fils Premier Cru Grande Reserve Champagne, France

We have watched enough of these reality shows to know that a 2-hour finale means 1 hour and 40 minutes of retrospective fluff before you get to the actual final results. The Mouse did a fine enough job of trotting many of the stars out during the show and covered some favorite moments, but we were more than ready for… Read more →

Dancing with the (All-) Stars Week 10, Part 1: 2009 Cru Monplaisir, Bordeaux, France

  Well, here we are—the finals! Aside from Gilles’ absence, which is still ludicrous, the best dancers made it to the final—a testament to the fans that, overall, vote based on the quality of the dancing. Sure, we had to endure a few more weeks of Bristol Palin and Kirstie Alley than we should have, but in the end, the… Read more →

Dancing with the (All-) Stars Week 9: 2011 Hughes de Beauvignac Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc, France

  Well, it’s the next-to-last week of Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars. It’s been quite a ride. Who will be competing for the “new and improved” Mirror Ball Trophy next week? The Rib and I agree on 2 out of 3. Ooh, conflict! Makes for better reading, right? You be the judge… The Dances Melissa Rycroft/Tony Dovolani Caveman Hustle (Judges’… Read more →

Dancing with the (All-) Stars: Weeks 7 & 8: The Show Must Go On…

  Sorry about the delay in reporting on Week 7 performances. The Rib and I were both super-busy last week (you can see the fruits of my labor here, where I did a special tribute to the United States Marine Corps), election coverage dominated the airwaves and the interwebs (to include my CorkEnvy Town Hall 2012 before the election), and… Read more →