Grape Pirate Booty or How I've Infiltrated Mutineer Magazine

If you haven’t yet run into Mutineer Magazine (Twitter)…now is the time!  MM is the best new drinks culture magazine to come out in decades, if my opinion matters for anything.  While they aren’t exactly new, celebrating their one year anniversary with this issue #7, they have already had a quite an impact on the beverage industry during their explosive growth.  No drink is left unmolested, with features in virtually every issue on wine, beer, spirits and non-alchos.

This latest issue also contains my very first print article.  I accomplished this task by secretly pouring the Absynthe that was kindly offered to me by Head Mutineer Alan Kropf (Twitter) into an acidic hole in the floor below me at the first WBC, last year.  Meanwhile as Alan sunk greener and greener, I successfully negotiated my first piece, whaahaa!  MM has been extremely supportive of the blogosphere forming a great synergism.  They also have their own pretty rad blog, themselves.

Anyhow, I decided to join my two passions for this first assignment and tackled the link between grapes and health.  Resveratrol is the compound (or Pirates’ Booty) found in grape skins that conveys many of the health benefits that have been attributed to wine over its long history.  I break down the latest facts and promising finds about this tiny organic molecule.

Need to find the latest issue?  You can find them nation-wide at Barnes & Noble, Borders, Amazon, Vons, Safeway, Books-A-Million, Hastings and B. Dalton.  Or, just check out their snazzy new Mutineer Locator.  You best plan however, is just to fork out the $15 bucks and subscribe.  Enjoy!

Vinopanion: Ward Kadel - @drXeNo

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Ward Kadel - @drXeNo is the founder of Vinopanion wine blog, former West Coast Ambassador & Staff Blogger for and former Le Wine Buff for (CIVB). He will try any and all wines and tends to write about the parts of his life that include virtually all of it! He and his wife grew up in Napa and Sonoma and they still live in the Napa Valley. Check out the wines he's recommended with his WKBadges. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Like #Vinopanion on Facebook. Contact him: "Ward at". Ward happily accepts samples but does not guarantee a review, positive or negative.


  1. Jeff Dorenbush
    August 14, 2009

    Congrats on it being your first printed piece…hopefully more to come in the future. And thanks for supporting our rebel publication.


  2. SD Lounger
    August 15, 2009

    I loved the piece on Resveratrol. Nice job.

  3. Ward Kadel - drXeNo
    August 15, 2009

    Hey there Jeff! Thanks for the comments and I definitely hope to work more with you in the future.

    SD Lounger: Thanks for checking out the mag and my piece!

  4. Philip Woodrow
    August 16, 2009

    How embarrassed I am! I was hypnotized by the cover model. Never saw you article. Bad me!!!

    That is just awesome.



  5. Alan Kropf
    August 17, 2009

    The Resveratrol article is KILLER! People R INTO IT! Great job!

  6. Ward Kadel - drXeNo
    August 19, 2009

    Great to hear, buddy! Thanks for letting me know, Alan!

    Philip: Don’t worry…I had the same issue, initially!

  7. Andy at Ramey
    August 19, 2009

    I could not find Mutineer at Borders. I will continue the search. I did check out the blog. Very cool & I forwarded it to my barstaff at the restaurant that I manage. Thanks for that nugget

    1. Ward Kadel - drXeNo
      August 20, 2009

      Hello Andy! Thanks for checking out the blog and spreading the word. I really appreciate it!

      Sorry for the challenge in finding MM. Try using their Locator, that might help to find it in your area:

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