When the Really Goode Job search was first announced in April of last year we received a call from a guy in Atlanta. He said he planned to fly to San Francisco so he could be first in line when we opened the “Goode Job Kiosk” on Market Street: where those present would get a 24-hour head start on everyone else.
We leveled with the guy. “Look,” we said, “Your enthusiasm is great and the event will be fun, but really a 24-hour head start is not that big of an advantage. Save your money, make a great video and apply later; there’s plenty of time.” But he was insistent. He was coming all the way from Atlanta anyway.
We shook our heads and planned to be on the lookout for this guy from the “Dirty South.” Well that person was Hardy Wallace, and he did indeed become our Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent-
As Hardy would say, the experience was “awesome.” It was awesome for Hardy and for all of us at Murphy-Goode.
Hardy is a remarkable guy. He is infectiously happy, gregarious, humble, interested, interesting, personable, knowledgeable, a great public speaker and plays a mean game of Liar’s Dice. Now that the six-month gig is over, Hardy has found a great new home and we know that he is going to be, well, AWESOME… a lot like Barney Stinson
So with some “Awesome” shoes to fill, several of us at the winery will be jumping in and letting everyone know what’s going on in the world of Murphy-Goode. So please continue to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and on our blog. Because now that we have given our winemaker, Dave Ready Jr. access, who knows what you are in store for. Stay tuned, LOTS more to come!
And once again, THANK YOU Hardy for the awesome ride.
Posted on 12. Feb, 2010 by Hardy Wallace.
(Jamie Jamison, Chef Debbie Gold, Al Samuelson, and this guy, 1st day on the job in KC)
There is no way I can easily write this post. To try and some up the last six months in a single post is just not possible. I thought of a video, a photo essay, a tweetstorm (don’t know [...]
Posted on 11. Feb, 2010 by Hardy Wallace.
In the past few days, there has been a little bit of a online storm surrounding the value of social media in wine (and some beating up of social media in general). Just another clash of traditional vs social media (or vice versa)– As a social media guy, I love all media, but I just [...]
Posted on 10. Feb, 2010 by Hardy Wallace.
Sorry for the silence this week- A bout with flu, moving, house guests, and next steps has left me spinning.
This is not my last post, but just a pre-emptive heads-up- The six-month journey is coming to a quick close, and has been an amazing experience.
Huge thanks to the great folks at Murphy-Goode for making this [...]
Finally– A wine movie that I’m going to stand in line to see.
Posted on 28. Jan, 2010 by Hardy Wallace.
I’m happy to announce that I will be a contestant in this year’s Mr. Healdsburg Pageant! A tongue-n-cheek spoof of beauty pageants put on as a fundraiser for Headsburg’s Raven Theater.
Though a spoof, the Mr. Healdsburg winner has responsibilites fitting any pageant winning king or queen– Ribbon cuttings, parade waving, and representing the good town [...]
Uber-Vikings fan and Murphy-Goode drinker (Ken M.) from Tampa FL, gears up for the big game with some 2005 All-In Claret.
Murphy-Goode salutes you! SKOL VIKINGS!
Posted on 22. Jan, 2010 by Hardy Wallace.
This Sunday, team Murphy-Goode is going to be drinking Zins, grilling out, and celebrating our beloved Minnesota Vikings crushing defeat of the New Orleans Saints. Yes, that’s right- a crushing defeat. Murphy-Goode’s roots reach back to a love for the Minnesota Vikings- So much so, that our labels are purple and gold, our tasting room [...]
Posted on 22. Jan, 2010 by Hardy Wallace.
On 1/26, Castagnola’s restaurant in San Francisco is throwing a winemaker dinner that is twice as goode! Join winemakers Dave Ready Jr (our guy!) and Van Williamson (Edmeades Winery) for a tag team event or Sonoma and Mendocino proportions!
There will be food, wine, fish tales , a Liar’s Dice tournament for the ages, and even [...]
Posted on 19. Jan, 2010 by Hardy Wallace.
On Thursday and Friday this week, I’m off to Washington DC to present on social media at the 2010 Wine Entrepreneur Conference.
If you are in the DC area, space is still available. The events are being held at the Chilean and Argentinian embassies, and it should be a great event for distributors, retailers, wineries, and [...]