I’ve been a subscriber to the Wine Spectator online since I let my print subscription lapse a few years back. It just seemed to be a waste of paper piling up for the various roundups, Top 100 listings and occasional articles that would attract my attention. So the web version seemed like a good idea, if only to save some trees and clutter in the house.
I wouldn’t have otherwise noticed the current outage of the Wine Spectator website today but they sent me an email informing me that they would be down for the entire week. I guess it’s not just a database problem that could be recovered from in a few hours at most sites; they went down hard.
But I’m not sure if it matters much given all the other choices for reading about wine online these days. So maybe I should cancel when they come back online and try Robert Parker’s online subscription (I do miss Neal Martin’s prose)?
Or maybe I should just save my money all together?