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V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015
Have a sip at Old Town Creative Studios.
Blake Driver

Art Scenester

Sip, Paint, Repeat

By Blake Driver
Do you like your art with a bar? Or your bar with some art? Scope these Burque-riffic ways to do either.
V.23 No.14 | 4/3/2014
Kate Tomlinson via flickr

Flash in the Pan

Boxed and Blended

The art of cheap-wine snobbery

By Ari LeVaux
Ari LeVaux shares his tips for getting drunk on only the best cheap vino.
V.22 No.20 | 5/16/2013

Aural Fixation

Mixed Drink Tape

Songs in the key of booze

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
An obsessive-compulsive editor spent three days soaking in aural alcohol, and it resulted in a lush mixtape.
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V.22 No.8 | 2/21/2013

news

The Daily Word in Carnival Triumph, Kangaroo invasion and Brangelina wine

By B.L. Brennan [ Fri Feb 15 2013 10:17 AM ]
The Daily Word

Relieved passengers of the Triumph are finally off the ship and headed home.

Bernalillo County Metro Court had 120 weddings scheduled yesterday.

Oscar Pistorius is now facing charges of premeditated murder.

Two more New Mexico children have died from the Flu. This brings the overall death toll up to 89.

A meteor hit Siberia!

Brangelina are entering the wine-making business.

The Farmington police are looking for a man who apparently threw semen on at least two women.

The Kangaroo golf course invasion of 2013!

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V.21 No.24 |

news

The Daily Word in the "forest boy" hoax, the "Kindness in America" hoax, a Subgenius shakeup and Captain Picard Day

By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Jun 16 2012 12:41 PM ]
The Daily Word

Undercover APD officer goes to "Chinese massage" parlour, asks for massage and then arrests woman when she agrees to give a massage.

Susana Martinez and some legislators use their personal email for state business and some say that excludes those emails from public records requests.

NM Governor Martinez doesn't like Obama's executive order allowing children of illegals to gain legal status. Washington Post says newly made citizens will take our jobs.

Is Obama going to go after the weed vote?

The British recovered a lost WWI submarine with an interesting history.

In this bath salts freakout the guy was scared he was going to be eaten.

The "Kindness in America" author actually shot himself.

"Forest Boy" was lying.

New Jersey wine competes with French wine.

Lacey Wildd wants to get a thirteenth breast enlargement even though her tits could explodde.

Swedish authorities failed to prove that explicit Manga qualifies as child pornography.

Meet AJ Weberman, Bob Dylan's single most obsessed fan.

Website posts The Oatmeal's cartoons without permission, then threatens to sue when the cartoonist pointed this out.

Check out this bizarre David Hasselhoff commercial.

Ten terrible tattoos of hard rock hideousness.

Babies in cellophane!

It's finally over.

Reverend Stang retired from leading the Church of the Subgenius because he is tired of the asshole membership.

Happy Captain Picard Day!

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news

The Daily Word in Lara Croft, Game of Thrones and bacon sundaes

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jun 14 2012 11:10 AM ]
The Daily Word

Egypt's high court orders that its parliament be dissolved.

Officers stumble across starving horses while looking for a man with a gun.

APD used stun guns, bean bag rounds and a police dog in the arrest of a 60-year-old man. Judge says: Pay up.

"Game of Thrones" sorry about using President Bush's head in scene about heads on pikes.

When is it OK to shoot someone in Albuquerque?

Drake and Chris Brown maybe got in a fist fight at a NY club, say police.

State's paying too much in jail and prison contracts.

The flavorful space between fresh and rotten.

Lara Croft to be put through harrowing attempted gang rape in Tomb Raider reboot so male players will feel compelled to protect her.

After a series of workers who make Apple products committed suicide, the company attempted to improve conditions. Yesterday, another worker committed suicide.

We're going to spy on Africa more.

Wine glass chess set makes for classiest drinking game ever.

Movies for women turn huge profits. So why doesn't Hollywood want to make those films? asks Meryl Streep.

Burger King's bacon sundae.

Ditch your car, city-dweller, and buy this folding pod on wheels.

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V.21 No.13 | 3/29/2012

Wine

Alibi’s cutting-edge wine rating application for smart phones

By Joseph A. Baca [ Fri Mar 23 2012 5:07 PM ]

One of the most exciting aspects of the Alibi’s April 6 Fine Wine and Art Fest is that, in partnership with a company called Secondglass.com, we’ve designed a dynamic mobile phone app that will allow you to see all the wines from participating wineries on your smart phone as you cruise through the event hall. Wines will all be neatly organized by booth, winery and wine category within the application. You will also be able to access information about wine prices and where bottles are available for purchase. And you can comment on the wines and rate them as you sample them, so that all your thoughts are recorded for future use. This information will all be shared and shown in live time on large television monitors at the event. Those that don't have an iPhone or Android can direct their mobile browser on their Blackberry or Windows phone to Secondglass.com and use the mobile website.

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V.21 No.12 | 3/22/2012

Wine

Stellar South American wines at Alibi’s Fine Wine and Art Event

By Joseph A. Baca [ Thu Mar 15 2012 5:25 PM ]

Due in part to the success of Alibi’s first wine event, Swirl, Swish and Swallow, which created quite a stir among beer and wine aficionados around the city, many wineries that heard we were planning a second event (Alibi’s Fine Wine and Art Event—April 6, 2012 at Hyatt Regency Downtown) immediately came on board to offer samplings for our charity fundraising gala.

Of course we have a huge assortment of breweries returning such as Oskar Blues—that garnered attention with their Old Chub offering and the immense assortment of free schwag they gave away—as well as Ska, Anderson Valley, New Belgium, Sierra Blanca and New Mexico’s own Marble, La Cumbre and Blue Heron breweries.

Among all the products that will be available to sample, some of the most impressive are in the wine lineup offered by TGIC Importers, who won Wine Importer of the Year last year from Wine Enthusiast Magazine (the equivalent of an Oscar in the wine biz). TGIC, which specializes in South American wines, which are quite the rage today, will be offering most of the wines in their portfolio for sampling.

You can taste their fabulous Argentine and Chilean offerings that are among the best in the industry, not only due to the excellence of the wines themselves, but also due to the incredible dollar value these wines present. TGIC’s flagship wines are from Montes Winery out of Chile, and include the fabulous Montes M, Folly, Purple Angel, Alpha and Cherub Rose. Also from Chile, they will sample the lineup from Santa Ema winery, which are all outstanding.

TGIC’s Argentinean wines are stunning, beginning with Achaval Ferrer Winery, which is one of the most exclusive and pricey labels in the industry. For those not in the know, Argentinean wine makers have managed to take grapes such as Malbec and make out-of-this-world juice with a grape that was until recently considered worthless except for blending. Torrontes, a grape used for making super aromatic and refreshing whites, is native to Argentina and considered a gem among experts and will be among the wines TGIC will offer samples of. They also will offer products from wineries such as Pascual Toso, Norton, Kaiken, and Che Gaucho.

If you are a wine aficionado, you are probably aware that these wines are not to be missed and if you are an amateur or dilettante and decide to attend this benefit for Wemagination, you will soon find out that these are all solid wines that you will most likely rank among your favorites.

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V.21 No.8 | 2/23/2012

Wine

Sample Irreverent Wines from the Land Down Under, plus Tennessee’s Finely Crafted Artisan Bourbon from Benjamin Pritchard

By Joseph Baca [ Wed Mar 14 2012 4:27 PM ]

You’ve probably seen advertised within Alibi’s hallowed pages or here on our website, the celebratory charity wine and art event the paper is hosting on April 6 at the downtown Hyatt Regency. This is going to be a stellar and fun event with offerings from 30 or more microbreweries and 50 or more wineries. We will also have some surprise craft distilleries handing out samples of and assortment of luscious spirits. If you would like to get a preview sampling of some of the fun and exciting products being offered at thus Bacchanalian event, stop by Quarters Wine Shop this Thursday March 15th between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., where representatives from a couple of the distributors will be handing out free offerings of fine wine and whiskey.

Pritchard’s Distillery out of Kelso, Tennessee will be doling out tastes of their hand crafted small batch bourbons, which are some of America’s best and certainly not to be missed. Vine Street Imports will be offering tastes of the wines from the artisanal small production family wineries they import from Australia. Vine Street prides themselves on representing boutique wineries with and eclectic attitude – “serious wines with not so serious labels”. Come by and taste the offerings from some of the “Land Down Under’s” most irreverent wineries - Engine Room, Boxhead and Shinas (owned by and Australian judge the offerings include “The Innocent” Viognier, “The Guilty” Shiraz, “The Verdict” Cabernet Sauvignon, “Sweet Justice” Moscato, and “The Executioner” Cabernet/Shiraz Reserve – described by wine critics as worth dying for).

So if you are a lover of fine Bourbons or boutique wines or if you are just a curious sensualist who would like to get involved in wine tasting but has always been to intimidated by the stuffy and condescending attitude of most wine experts, come taste some exceptional examples of today’s finely crafted wine and spirits in a festive and laid back atmosphere. Join Quarters wine shop’s resident expert Anthony Speers, Australian wine expert Aaron Meeker as well as many Alibi staff members to taste the free preview samples being offered.

V.20 No.47 | 11/24/2011
Maynard James Keenan as seen in   Blood Into Wine

Spotlight

Spo-dee-o-dee

Vintners who rock

By Joseph Baca
A grape revolution has made wine accessible to the middle class. It’s also made vintners of some rock stars. Joseph Baca looks at who has taken up the Bacchanalian indulgence.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Drink This

God Save the Queensland Grapes

Four Aussie wines with attitude

By Joseph Baca
A punk rock Shiraz or a misfit blend is just the thing to inject a little insolence into your evening, but these aren’t just novelty wines.

Feature

The Wine List

By Joseph Baca
To get a snapshot of what’s happening in the world of wine and food, we sent out questionnaires to several experts in Albuquerque’s hospitality and sales industries. Here’s what they had to say.
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V.20 No.43 |

news

The Daily Word in ghost sex, impending asteroid doom and Justin Bieber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Tom Nayder [ Wed Nov 2 2011 10:11 AM ]
The Daily Word

Pakistan votes to normalize relations with India.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the banks didn't cause the financial crisis.

Hermain Cain doesn't seem to know that China has nuclear weapons.

Hooray! New Mexico is number one for overdose deaths. Oh wait …

Anonymous backs away from its threat against the Zetas drug cartel, but have stepped up their attacks on child pornography fans.

Rick Perry wasn't drunk when he gave that drunk-sounding speech.

Kenyan Air Force uses Twitter to warn civilians their town is about to be bombed.

Who are the Tea Party's biggest hypocrites?

My sales manager really wants you to know about this Justin Bieber news.

Four members of a Georgia militia are accused of a terror plot.

Are ghosts having sex in this Ohio woman's house?

Prostate cancer found in 2,250 year-old-mummy

Lobos win!

There's no escaping these new speed cameras.

An asteroid will pass between the Earth and the Moon next week.

So Metallica and Lou Reed released an album together. Sigh.

What is America's most acceptable prejudice?

The case for cheap wine.

When will little Adolf Hitler be returned to his parents?

Anne Rice says the vampires from Twilight are lame.

Happy birthday Steve Ditko!!!

Thanks to Emily, Constance and John for the tips!

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V.20 No.26 |

NEWS

The Daily Word 7.3.11: fire; fireworks; nazis; metallica

By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Jul 3 2011 12:05 PM ]
The Daily Word

Fireworks fails (video collection!)

The John Young Ranch burned last weekend. The Dixons of apple fame bought their property from Young. The orchard was saved.

Silver City's Penny Park burned, again.

Los Alamos residents may return home!

Watch NYPD Bomb Squad blow up 5000 pounds of confiscated fireworks.

Here's what the Reflecting Pool in Washington Monument looks like this Fourth of July weekend. "It's kind of gross right now."

A weirder Haunted Mansion.

Hitler is pissed about Metallica recording with Lou Reed.

Miss Honeywell. "She'd make a good personal assistant to a sales manager."

German Neo-Nazi codes.

Newlywed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canada for Canada Day.

Some Quebecois aren't fond of the royals.

Yellowstone River oil spill.

Pairing wine with doughnuts, Spaghetti-O's and other crap.

Wikileaks might sue Mastercard. With Wikileaks "priceless" ad spoof.

Happy belated birthday, Lindsay Lohan.


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V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011

Alibi Picks

Grape Escape

By Melody Daskalos [ Sat May 28 2011 9:00 AM ]

Throw on a pair of shades and embrace the start of summer with a glass of wine under the sun. Throughout Memorial Day weekend, the Albuquerque Wine Festival returns to Balloon Fiesta Park with more than 27 New Mexico wineries, plus an array of food, art and live music. And there's no need to take your own glass for tasting, since one is provided with the $15 admission. (Bonus: Festival-goers under 21 are free with a parent or legal guardian.) Save some time and get your ticket in advance at abqwinefestival.com. If you're going to be in the southern part of the state, you won't have to miss out, either—Las Cruces is hosting a concurrent festival. Get advance tickets and details at snmwinefestival.com.

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