I like to look at the pictures of the Bentleys in case I win the lottery. I don’t think I will renew, but, instead, occasionally pick one off a rack if it has an article about Bordeaux or a travel piece that I might like to check out. Decanter will then be the only magazine I subscribe to. I do like that one.
Well, normally, if the Speck does publish somethign that seems even remotely interesting, I count on reading it at the office of my dentist, a self=proclaimed "wine enthusiast" who apparently got a two-year subscription as a gift from his mother-in-law (or so he claims). Alternatively, I will stop by the Park Avenue and 57th Borders and have a go at whatever the Marvintones are babbling about. That's how I got to read their very perversely interesting take on high-alcohol wines (mostly a defense of California) and a weird little piece on the Loire that featured a 3/4-page photo of François Chidaine.
No Bentleys for me.
And Decanter? Duuuuuuuuuude! As a friend once put it: 'Strictly toilet reading these days". It used to be a good magazine, but has veered dangerously toward the luxury-goods bullshit end of things.
And "an article about Bordeaux"? You mean you keep up with that stuff? I prefer just to get the e-mails with the 1ère Tranche offers and laugh my ass off, particularly if it's Rollandized junk selling for $300 a bottle...
I don't think there's a wine magazine I actually follow nowadays. Nothing's worth the time or the money.