So I’m catching up with my blog reading and enjoying a post over at Good Grape and click on one of the links. What I find is a landing page at Neal Martin’s wine-journal.com saying that his content has moved to eRobertParker.com. OK, Cool. I log into my account there and find none of Neal’s excellent website at eBob. In fact, I find nothing to indicate Mr. Martin is employed by Mr. Parker although Pierre Rovani seems to be still writing there. WTF?
Come on guys, get your act together. Before you cut us off from wine-journal, get the content on the new site even if I have to pay to read it. Further, if you need someone to look after your website, I’m for hire.
Luckily, I downloaded Neal’s entire site in November so I have his writing right up to his Wine Advocate hiring. Unfortunately I didn’t re-sync last month (or last week) to be able to read the passages Jeff was referring to. I’m not pleased.
I am so disappointed to hear that wine-journal exists no longer. At first I was hoping maybe somehow you were possibly mistaken, but my hopes were completely dashed when I actually visited his site and saw for myself. Of course I didn’t have the foresight to download a copy of his site, as you did. It was such a fantastic resource! What a loss for the online wine community.
You can use that to see archived versions of the wine-journal.com site (or any site for that matter).
How did you download the entire site?
Great idea, Jay, but, unfortunately, the archive doesn’t have anything past April of last year.
There are several site downloading tools for Windows or MacOS. Since I’m a Mac guy, I used SiteSucker (great name, huh?) to download Neal’s site in November. Much to my current chagrin, I didn’t re-sync last month. My bad 😉