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Dear reader,

the world of media is changing, and with it wine writing and its forms. Some things, however, remain the same: When I put up www.weinverstand.de in spring 2000 as what was, at the time, one of the first wine publications on the German internet, I named independence, transparency, and fairness as the cornerstones of my labour.

In 2010, I decided to make weinverstand.de/.com a pay content website. The German version of my newsletter, "Weinverstand Brief", has quickly established itself as one of the most read wine related news services.

For my English readers, I sadly have to announce that I will discontinue the English version "Weinverstand Letter". However, I will produce a bi-lingual Bordeaux special, covering the en primeur tastings, and providing interesting background information derived from factor and cluster analyes.

I hope to be able to welcome you back soon!

With my best wishes,

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©     Ulrich Sautter     January 5th, 2011