Tag: Dancing with the Stars

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 →

Dancing With The (All-) Stars Week 5: 2009 North Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

  Well, the Mouse treated us to two nights of Dancing with the Stars this week to ensure good Americans, who are not fortunate enough to have DVR, did not have to choose between civic engagement and cheeky good fun. We were all able to watch the presidential candidates square off on foreign policy AND see our favorite couples kill… Read more →

“Guilty Pleasure” Songs, Dancing With The Stars, and a Cabernet

  How does one define a “guilty pleasure?” It’s something one enjoys even though it defies logic, decorum, taste, and usually, one would generally prefer people not know about it, right? Well, the good folks at ABC who produce Dancing with the Stars (a bit of a guilty pleasure itself, right?) decided to take on this taboo area this week… Read more →

Dancing With The (All-) Stars Week 4: 2010 Ferrari-Carano Siena, Sonoma County, California

  Four weeks already? Yes. And this week finally delivered what we’ve all been waiting for: high caliber dances from top to bottom! First the dances, then the wine! The Dances Kirstie Alley/Maksim Chmerkovskiy Charleston (Judges’ Score: 30) The Rib: Once again this week, “Big Sexy” brought the Big Fun with this cute Charleston. She looked sweet and sassy in… Read more →

Dancing With The (All-) Stars Week 3: 2008 Gabriele Rausse Refosco, Virginia

  “Iconic Dance” week on Dancing With The Stars? A bit gimmicky if you ask us, but with a redux of celebrity dancers on the floor this season, it makes sense that a redux of dances was coming. Gimmicks aside, week 3 of the competition brought some of the best dances of the season to the ballroom. The Dances Drew… Read more →

Dancing With The (All-) Stars Week 2: 2009 Maipe Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina

Week 2 performances are down and we saw a little Jive, a little Quickstep, and a little in-between. The Dances Melissa Rycroft/Tony Dovolani Jive (Judges’ Score: 23.5) The Rib: Melissa’s cheerleader background really comes to the fore in the Jive—expected a “hurkie” at the end! It was a good performance, but she seemed to be “run off her feet” a… Read more →