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Appellation America Goes Subscription Based
As promised earlier and as reported here, on-line wine magazine Appellation America has now officially gone over to a subscription access model. The groundbreaking literary advocate of terroir-based thinking about wine is charging $49.95 per year for complete access to their original articles, their database of wineries, varieties and appellations and their tasting notes. The move seems a test of whether hard core wine lovers and the wine industry is willing to support online content that is not free.
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Inter-family Wine Squabbling Is Depressing
These are the kinds of stories I most hate reading. Not because I think there ought to be some ethical prohibition on this kind of reporting and not because I'm opposed to the idea of lawsuits (Lord knows I'm not), but because it's just such a painful thing to read about. Father Korbel suing Daughter Korbel. I can think of few things as unfortunate and painful as going head to head with a member of my family. My hope is that it can be resolved. The Hecks are very good folk.
Wine Shipping Advocates Stage Benefit Tasting & Auction in Chicago
Specialty Wine Retailers Association, The Illinois Wine Consumer Coalition, The Chicago Wine Company and Kirkland and Ellis are sponsoring a fundraising and awareness raising wine tasting and auction in Chicago on August 6. The coalition will host 300 wine lovers and supporters of free trade that hope to push that stat to change it's laws concerning the direct shipment of wine to Illinois consumers. The event takes place on August 6 at 5:30pm at the Chicago Cultural Center and costs $100 Per person. Five themed wine tastings, an auction of amazing wines from across the globe, entertainment and nourishment will great supporters. Click here to obtain tickets and get more information.
Bing v. Google On Wine
Microsoft's new Bing.com search engine appears to be catching no with a number of folks I speak with. Which to use? Luckily we have http://www.bing-vs-google.com to show the way. I did some searches related to wine at the comparison site and found the following: 1. Type in "Wine" and wine.com comes up first on Bing. Winehq, a software application related to Microsoft Windows is first on Google. Interesting. 2. Type in "Napa Valley" and Napa Valley Vintners is nowhere to be found on the initial results of either search engine. Interesting. 3. Type in "Tom Wark" and Bing doesn't show Fermentation first, but rather the Wikipedia entry. Google has Fermentation first and second.