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Thursday, October 04, 2007

A few quickies

I know, I've been a bad dog blogger. At the moment I have a lot of balls in the air, including one major website project, several other site updates and redesigns, two logos to develop, a mysterious computer ailment to resolve, a gourmet club dinner to plan and a play to direct. I'll update the blog as time allows.

Restrictive shipping requirement kicks in in Ohio

On October 1, Ohio joined Indiana and Massachusetts in putting the onus on wineries to observe a 24 case per household limit on wine purchases. This means that if an order shipped by a winery to an individual puts the individual over his annual limit, the winery is breaking the law. Because of the possibility of non-compliance, wineries are reluctant to ship to customers in states that have such a law.

Ohio also limited the size of wineries that may ship into the state, barring shipments from companies that produce more than 62,500 cases annually.

October 18 declared National Meatloaf Appreciation Day

Serious Eats has decided that October 18 should be a day of meatloaf celebration. Everyone is urged to make a meatloaf on or before that date, and bloggers are asked to post a photo of a meatloaf along with its recipe on that date. Sounds good to me!

The Month in Food

October is National Pizza Month, among other things. Next week is also American Beer Week and National Pasta Week. And you certainly won't want to miss National Fluffernutter Day (Oct. 8), National Sausage Pizza Day (Oct. 11), National Chocolate-Covered Insect Day (Oct. 14) or Four Prunes Day (Oct. 14). I think I'll skip the prunes and take in my serving of fruit on National Candy Apple Day (Oct. 31).
M. Zane Grey, 11:44 AM