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Thursday, January 14, 2010

New things!

Things have gotten off topic a bit here, so let's get back on track....

I spoke of (subtle) changes before, here are a few of note:

1) All posts are categorized with an array of tags - country/state/region, varietal, and, if it's logical, producer.

2) Effective immediately, the ten point system is dead. I'm selling out and going with the 100 point scale that's basically standard in the wine world. Details on that can be found here.

3) Effective immediately, the official "value" designation is dead. I will comment on the wine's relative value, but the cost of a wine will not have any effect on its rating.

4) Prices given will only reflect approximate retail cost...referring to sales and clearance deals is pointless, isn't it? I know I can come off a little proactive, and for that I'm sorry.

5) I'm going to try to tweet interesting wine related links with a greater deal of frequency - check it out over here.

6) Do you have any suggestions? Site related? Wineries to hit up (within, let's say, eight hours of Chicago)? Let me know.

7) I'm still with Coco.


sweetwines said...

I don't think referring to sales and clearance wines is pointless, a lot of wines I have bought over the year are do to great price or an incentive, unless you have tasted the wine before sometimes the price of wine influences your decision. And I also think a wine for $5 has a lower standard than a wine for $95 if there is not a significant difference in taste in the same grape then obviously overpaid for the $95 bottle of wine,

thewineauxs said...

I dig it.

I think my point was that if I say: "this wine is a good value because I bought it for 75% off" then that's not really useful for the average reader, or even myself when I see the bottle again at full price.

It does give insight to why I buy things though - higher priced wines are almost always purchased on some sort of sale.

Much to consider...