Hardy Wallace had me with the Kool-Aid pickles. I first discovered him noodling around the Wine Bloggers Conference website. His blog Dirty South Wine had an intriguing name and his posts about Technicolor pickles and moonshine made me tune in. Don’t let the blog name (and my video) fool you. He is knowledgeable about wine and has written about it extensively and well. His blog is full of video and photos that spice up the terroir talk. (In one post he references a “Rocks for Jocks” course in college). When Murphy Goode wine launched its Really Goode Job contest, a brilliant PR move modeled on the Australian “Best Job In the World” tourism campaign, Hardy was ready. He is authentic, knows his stuff and delights us with his fresh take on wine lust.