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Saturday, November 12, 2011

GOSH: Dean Tudor wins 2011 SPIFFY Award; now has a lock on it...

TRAWNA – (GOSH Wine News Services) – In yet another stunning upset today, Dean Tudor of GOSH Wine News Services has swept the Barcelona Biennale 2011 SPIFFY Awards (Regional Division).


Held every two years, the SPIFFYs celebrate all that is bold and beautiful about false and fake news.


SPIFFY stands for Spoof-Parody-Imitation-Farce-Fabrication (in) YourFace; it's sponsored by the SJA (Surrealist Journalists Association) which is based in Barcelona.


Tudor won in the Regional Category (the most arcane sphere of parodies), with his relentless pursuit of Foxy Wine News Network and Canadian Wine Hacks and Flacks Association stories about the former CellaredInCanada wines. His spoofs in this area for 2011 totalled well over two dozen, and have been acknowledged as some of the sharpest, most penetrating false news in recent history, although the issues on which the spoofs are based are real. Coverage had been given to the LCBO now selling wine in Ontario in Euros, Robert Parker changing his wine scoring system, exclusive sales of wine in Ontario via Twitter, the Master of Wine Writing designation and courses, and the purchase of the LCBO by RIM.


The International-Canadian Blend (ICB) wine sub-series (incorporating SomewhereElse) and the Foxy Wine News Network series would have had higher prominence and profile, and indeed, would have won big time in the overall "Best of Show" category if they were not such local, immaterial, "who cares" regional issues. Nevertheless, the judges felt the two series had merit. Stories may be found at the leading wine satire site on the planet http://fauxvoixvincuisine.blogspot.com.


In accepting the Award, Tudor had this to say – "This series commenting on the International-Canadian Blend wine products and the Foxy Wine News Network could not have happened without my top investigative wine reporter Brett Grimsby, or without my industry sources, Miffed Moles. To them I owe a debt of gratitude. They will share this award when I return to the puny wine colony known as Canada. We will celebrate with some newly disgorged sparkling Freggie(TM).


"I would also like to thank several spirited sources known as (the late) Little Fat Wino and (the still with us) Grape Guy – I know they are cringing at the thought of being named or mentioned, but it must be told. Little Fat Wino had been my Engineer and Grape Guy has been my Brakeman – otherwise, I'd have had a train wreck."


Dean Tudor is President and CEO of Gothic Epicures Writing, an empire-building food and wine consultancy specializing in Restructuring and Dragons. His next Restructuring campaign is to re-brand the Cellared in Canada ICB wines as "Partially Parked in Canada".


More on the Victory Parade in Trawna when it is announced…


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