I am sorry that Wine X doesn’t exist anymore, what you wrote about wine was very interesting, and the move you made in the direction of young people, and towards a funnier way of writing about wine, has always been a relief for me. I have been sorry too, not to have found your magazine in my hometown Paris.
For sure, you did face a very conservative world, which makes me angry too. But I think that you shouldn’t let yourself slip into bitterness. Wine is not just a product, it’s a culture too, and you tried to invent your own culture of wine (I said “your culture”, but I could say “our” because I include myself into the X-Generation – I’m 34). And wine is coupled with litterature since the begining of times. If it can make you some good, I would say that what you wrote about wine interested me, at least.
Anyway, all that is written above is a mere reaction to the introduction of your new site. More deeply, I would say that your idea of writing only the note you gave to the wine is maybe a good help for very busy people. And the link to the internet sites of the producers is a very good idea too. But I think that some people would be intersted to find a few comments just by clicking (on the note for example?)
One more idea: a little sign indicating the value-for-money rate, when it is excellent, should be of help for the not-too-rich readers…
I hope too that we can read the Wine-X style again in the future!
Cuisine et Terroirs, Guides Fleurus, http://www.lemagazine.info (gastronomie)
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