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Sunday, February 27, 2011

GOSH: GOSH and Foxy Wine News Network being investigated

The CRTC plan to lift ban on false news prompts political investigation – February newspaper headline.


TRAWNA – (GOSH Wine News Services) – The multiple award-winning GOSH Wine News Services has confirmed that it is under investigation by Parliament for spreading false or misleading wine news. Its sister company, Foxy Wine News Network, is similarly being looked at.


A CRTC proposal that could make it easier to broadcast false or misleading news has prompted confusion and criticism among opposition MPs and consternation to many of the unions that represent Canadian journalists.


It has also led to allegations of interference by the Prime Minister's Office and a hastily called investigation by federal politicians.


"I don't know when I've been so pressed for details," said Dean Tudor, founder and co-owner of FauxVoixVinCuisine and Foxy Wine News Network (both are owned by GOSH Wine News Services). "This has been all so self-referential. Why now????"


A Parliamentary group has been pressing the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for years to do something about a regulation that bans the broadcast of false or misleading news because the wording appears to contravene the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


The commission recently announced it was proposing to change the wording of the regulation to say that it applied only in cases in which broadcasters knew the information was false or misleading and that reporting it was likely to endanger the lives, health or safety of the public.


 "We've looked everywhere to try to find out who's pushing this, and we can't find anybody," said a spokesperson for the unions. But GOSH Wine News Services has deep sources who insist that the action has been spearheaded by the Liberal Control of Beverages in Ontario, A Have-Not Province, in order to try to shut down the GOSH/FauxVoix/Foxy Wine News Network complex, citing issues related to the health and safety of members of the public.


One example has been the amazing success of Freggie™, the all-fruit and vegetable ICB wine which has been shown to be all too healthy, and is taking away sales from other ICBs on the shelves. As most intelligent readers know, Freggie™ does not exist except in the mind of Dean Tudor. Yet sales demand for this product continue to plague the liquor and wine stores of Ontario, A Have-Not Province.


But as an opposition spokesperson said, "We all know our Prime Minister well enough to say we don't have to be in the realm of conspiracy theory here. We can draw our conclusions and they are pretty clear."


Behind the scenes, officials say the timing is purely coincidental, the PMO had nothing to do with it, and that the CRTC simply realized it eventually had to answer the concerns of the regulatory committee.


More on this story as it happens…


Friday, February 18, 2011

GOSH : Wine Bloggers Association Adopts NOT

TRAWNA – (GOSH Wine News Services) – GOSH Wine News Services has just learned that there has been widespread adaptation by various wine writing groups, such as the Wine Bloggers Association of Canada, of the word "NOT".


Apparently, the key word NOT is now being used in Canada to mean one different concept when said in context of another concept, and that the two could be mutually exclusive but only in certain circumstances, as in "Not necessarily bilingualism, but bilingualism if necessary".


For example, it is now permissible to speak of VNOTQA wines such as the former CellaredInCanada™ or (the newly minted term) InternationalandCanadianBlends™. These are, of course, VNOTQA wines. Similarly, the new ICNOTB wines can be quite parallel to the VQA wines, and indeed will be priced as such.


The LCBO, according to "Not the Nine O'Clock News", will have to contend with its rival, the LNOTCBO, which is responsible for home made wine, (not) Fruit Wines of Ontario, and the FauxVoixVinCuisine website. Of course, the whole matter should be non-referential except for that latter sentence.


Both the LCBO, a Clown, er, Clone, er, Crown Corporation of A Have-NOT (that word again!!) Province, and the LNOTCBO, A Have Province Unto Its Own, will stock the ICNOTB and VNOTQA wines together, on the same shelf.


GOSH has also learned that this use of the word NOT has been both endorsed and authorized by the Federal Government of Canada, to appear on all official documents.


Indeed, the funding grant given to Paroles Canada Words (the agency responsible for the creation and maintenance of Canadian words in play) plainly stipulates that wherever possible the words NOT and NE…PAS are to be both employed and enjoyed irrespective of actual meaning and circumstance.


More on this story as it develops……NOT

Chimo!  www.deantudor.com AND http://gothicepicures.blogspot.com

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

GOSH: New magazine celebrates International and Canadian Blends wines

TRAWNA -- (GOSH Wine News Services) -- With changes in the Canadian wine world come changes at Shaw Media Inc.
CellaredInCanada(TM) wines (CICs) are now to be known as "International and Canadian Blends" (ICBs).
Shaw Media Inc. has bought CanWest, and with it, the "CellaredInCanada(TM) Food and Drink Magazine".
Because of Canadian wine changes, there will be changes in wine branding, and because of the new ownership of the CellaredInCanada magazine, there will be a re-titling and a re-launch.
Henceforth, from the Spring 2011 edition, "CellaredInCanada" magazine will be known as "Incoming; the ICBMagazine".
Details at the press conference/media launch, Drake Hotel, 4PM Tuesday February 29, 2011...
YOU ARE INVITED, RSVP regrets only.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

CanWest's Cellared in Canada Food and Drink magzine, contents for Winter 2011


TRAWNA – (GOSH Wine News Services) – CanWest today released the table of contents for its upcoming Winter 2011 magazine, "Cellared in Canada Food and Drink Magazine":


**How Canadian critters take over Cellared in Canada labels: the Beaver explains.


**101 uses for an empty Cellared in Canada PET bottle


**Dining: do Cellared in Canada workers really need free wine for lunch?


**Stretch water: the true, inside story of thieves thirsting for power.


**Taste and try before you buy: how to conduct a Cellared in Canada blind wine tasting to fool the experts,


**What became of the legendary Faberge egg wine?


**Pending legislation seeks to clarify availability of Cellared in Canada wines: was that to be domestic wine? Or just domesticated wine?


**Mousse: does sparkling Cellared in Canada wine have one, or is it just a joke?