The place for all things wine, focused on serious wine discussions.
User avatar
User

ChaimShraga

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

816

Joined

Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:53 am

Location

Tel-Aviv, Israel

I can't even take a week off without things falling apart!

by ChaimShraga » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:10 am

So the Wine Doctor is no longer a free site? It's a good thing I managed to finish my purchases in Amboise while I could still access the tasting notes.

I've actually been reading Chris for longer than I ever have Parker or WS.
Positive Discrimination For White Wines!
http://2GrandCru.blogspot.com
User avatar
User

David M. Bueker

Rank

Riesling Guru

Posts

22424

Joined

Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:52 pm

Location

Connecticut

Re: I can't even take a week off without things falling apart!

by David M. Bueker » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:04 am

Chris offered an explanation elsewhere.

It's too bad, as in an effort to limit my purchases I am jettisoning all pay publications/sites.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.
no avatar
User

Tim York

Rank

Wine guru

Posts

3937

Joined

Tue May 09, 2006 3:48 pm

Location

near Lisieux, France

Re: I can't even take a week off without things falling apart!

by Tim York » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:08 am

Yes this is disappointing news. He is IMO one of the finest wine writers around. I hoped that as a practising doctor, paediatrician I believe, he would continue to regard wine writing as a hobby, albeit an expensive and a time consuming one.

I wish him well but I will not be subscribing. There is still a plethora of both good and free wine writing out there.
Tim York
User avatar
User

Mark Lipton

Rank

Oenochemist

Posts

4348

Joined

Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:18 pm

Location

Indiana

Re: I can't even take a week off without things falling apart!

by Mark Lipton » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:26 am

David M. Bueker wrote:Chris offered an explanation elsewhere.

It's too bad, as in an effort to limit my purchases I am jettisoning all pay publications/sites.


Why would not subscribing to those publications reduce your purchases, David? The only thing that would reduce mine would be to unsubscribe from those email lists that daily proclaim the fabulous bargains to be had on such outstanding wines. :D

Mark Lipton
User avatar
User

David M. Bueker

Rank

Riesling Guru

Posts

22424

Joined

Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:52 pm

Location

Connecticut

Re: I can't even take a week off without things falling apart!

by David M. Bueker » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:39 am

I have unsubscribed to most of those e-mails as well.

Reading stuff such as what Chris puts up entices me to buy.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.
User avatar
User

Dale Williams

Rank

Compassionate Connoisseur

Posts

7986

Joined

Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:32 pm

Location

Dobbs Ferry, NY (NYC metro)

Re: I can't even take a week off without things falling apart!

by Dale Williams » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:23 pm

I wish Chris the best, good writer.

I'm down to one paid subscription (View from the Cellar) and not planning on adding. I've certainly visited Chris's site semi-regularly (once or twice a month?), and will miss it. But for me is was more about a handy factual reference for Bordeaux and Loire producers, and if I want to know normal cepage of a Graves producer I can find elsewhere.

I certainly believe people should be paid for their labors, and wish him the best of luck.
no avatar
User

Sam Platt

Rank

I am Sam, Sam I am

Posts

2335

Joined

Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:22 pm

Location

Indiana, USA

Re: I can't even take a week off without things falling apart!

by Sam Platt » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:24 pm

Mark Lipton wrote:The only thing that would reduce mine would be to unsubscribe from those email lists that daily proclaim the fabulous bargains to be had on such outstanding wines.

I'm a sucker for any email blast that offers free shipping - "... But honey, they would only ship at no extra charge if I bought at least 5 cases of the Blue Nun!" The WTSO mobile app does me in as well. It is one touch purchasing... not to mention "free shipping."

I'm also a dupe for bargains in wine shops. One of the 21st Amendment Wine Galleries in Indy is offering 30% off select wines and an additional 20% off the discounted price for any wine with a price ending in "7". We have spent hours combing through their wines. I never pass by a cut-out bin without eye-balling at every single wine either.
Sam

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are a small
matter compared to what lies within us" -Emerson
User avatar
User

Mark Lipton

Rank

Oenochemist

Posts

4348

Joined

Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:18 pm

Location

Indiana

Re: I can't even take a week off without things falling apart!

by Mark Lipton » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:41 pm

Sam Platt wrote:I'm also a dupe for bargains in wine shops. One of the 21st Amendment Wine Galleries in Indy is offering 30% off select wines and an additional 20% off the discounted price for any wine with a price ending in "7". We have spent hours combing through their wines. I never pass by a cut-out bin without eye-balling at every single wine either.


That's a behavior, Sam, that I developed browsing book stores and record shops in my misbegotten youth. If I had more interesting wine stores at my immediate disposal, no doubt I'd do the same thing. Fortunately for my pocketbook, no such stores are at hand. :D

Mark Lipton
User avatar
User

Bob Parsons Alberta

Rank

aka Doris

Posts

9629

Joined

Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:09 pm

Re: I can't even take a week off without things falling apart!

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:37 pm

Tim York wrote:Yes this is disappointing news. He is IMO one of the finest wine writers around. I hoped that as a practising doctor, paediatrician I believe, he would continue to regard wine writing as a hobby, albeit an expensive and a time consuming one.

I wish him well but I will not be subscribing. There is still a plethora of both good and free wine writing out there.


I am with you Tim. I have written to Chris about my disappointment and he replied with a very nice response. I will miss the Loire stuff for sure. :(

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests

Powered by phpBB ® | phpBB3 Style by KomiDesign