It is with a heavy heart that I announce a bit of a bump in the road for Winecast. Not only did I miss my first Wine Blogging Wednesday in nearly a year yesterday, but my day job came to an abrupt end. To say that I wasn’t in the mood yesterday to blog or podcast is an understatement, but life goes on and today I began a new chapter in my career.
I only mention this because my current financial situation will severely limit my wine budget. As entertaining as it might be to debate the nuances of Yellow Tail, Walnut Crest or Two Buck Chuck, I will spare listeners from these details on the podcast (you might see some tasting notes posted here, however). I am seeking a sponsor to underwrite the show and for a wine sponsor that hopefully will provide some wines to taste. I’m always open to listener submitted wines and samples from producers, as well. In the meantime, I will attend more tastings than in the past and hope I can group these notes into the show format from time to time.
If you want to directly help, I have posted a PayPal donation link on the right menu; all proceeds will be used to buy wines for the podcast. Additionally, I will open my “store” tomorrow with Amazon.com links. If you click through any of these links before buying anything on Amazon, I will get a little bit back to help keep my wine bookshelf filled. This works with any product you might otherwise buy on Amazon, BTW, you donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t have to buy the fine products I recommend.
I will be posting my progress in getting back to normal podcasting as I go and hope to be able to introduce some new wine-related services soon. I will release a show recorded before yesterdayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s events over the weekend and clear my tasting logbook for a “Quick Picks” or two. Hopefully I’ll have some good news shortly and will be able to not miss a beat and perhaps increase my show output in coming weeks.
Thanks for your support.