Return of the Mack: Season 2 of The Drunken Sommelier

Updated: Feb 8

Well, well, well. After a hibernation fit for a grizzly, I decided the time was right to come out of hiding and continue down this strange, unclear, dark, yet somehow completely satisfying path that I and some of you collectively refer to as The Drunken Sommelier.

We're back, baby!

Transparency is the name of my game when it comes to this little alter-ego project. Here's what to expect in the coming months in terms of content programming:

Podcast: Season 2

Wednesdays beginning February 10th, 2021. Season 2 will run for 12 sizzling weeks.

Keep the misters close.


Once per week, starting now, when I feel like it. I love the written word, I really do. Expect the rollback of quantity in the blog to continue as my vision narrows and my adolescent brain matures (albeit at a snail's pace), giving into the idea that slow, steady, and actually valuable wins the race. I don't know if that's true in this day and age of the split-second attention span and dwindling regard for substance, but...somebody stop me before I demand that you damn kids get off the lawn that I don't have. Anyway, content I will produce, and content you shall have! Just a little less often, with, hopefully, a little more punch. This might finally give you the opportunity to comb back over the existing blog posts and read all those articles you couldn't get to in the past year.

I'll wait while you catch up.


Consider this the official press release: A second edition of The Drunken Sommelier book will be offered up via an email pre-sale very soon. This second edition will have fewer grammatical errors (nobody's perfect), a few ideas edited due to cringey-ness upon looking back (gotta embrace the cringe), new, more exciting, and softer-feeling cover artwork, a sardonic legal page (Rudy? Is that you?), and actual page numbers (hell, let's give 'em a shot and see what all the hype is about).

If you're interested in securing one of these limited edition beauties, you should probably subscribe to our mailing list, at, you guessed it:

I'm only printing 50. Boutiquey AF. I'll be in touch.


While it pains me to undertake this annoying, performing monkey-like, self-indulgent form of media, I hear there is some value in showing up for your peeps in the flesh once in a very blue moon. Prepare to have my written tone ruined by my actual appearance. Prepare for the uncertainty of what may appear in this content. But most of all, just be prepared. In general.

All kidding aside, I will be making a concerted effort to put myself out there on video in a consistent and significant way in 2021. If you watch at all, please go easy on me. Or don't. There's always Rombauer (The Joy of Wine™!!!) for those all-too-frequent moments where one's self-esteem plunges like a stock shorted by 3 million Redditors. Or something like that.

Welp, kiddies, I think that's all I've got in the tank for now! It is, like, pretty alright to be back. If my tone seems existentially bankrupt, well, I'll chalk that up to the current house-arrest situation that wifey (oh, yeah, we got married recently, thought I'd throw that in there somewhere) and I are currently in as a result of our reckless behaviour when it comes to eloping. #worthit

See y'all on Wednesday for the pod!



P.S. It is good to be back. I love you all in a very influencer/follower sense of the phrase.


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