After a series of database crashes and the website being unavailable Sunday whole day and Monday morning, Hungary’s by far the best (and only) wine blog in English language was moved to a new server. Now it’s up and running but for how long I cannot tell (it became available and disappeared several times this morning). I’ll try to pump this information through into the RSS feed before the next crash.
So after a new visual some other minor changes will be introduced as of now and some you may have already noticed.
Scoring. First of all scoring will be changed but I don’t know exactly how and until I find out there will be no scores at all. The 10 points scale I invented is good enough for regular readers but many visitors aren’t familiar with it so it becomes a bit confusing (5 looks like a low scores but in fact it’s not that bad if you read the description). I considered a 100 points scale several times but I don’t want to seem so arrogant as to think that I can distinguish two wines tasted two years apart by one single point on a scale of 100. That’s only possible if you drink maybe 10-15 different wines a day.
Evaluation. As there will be no scoring some direction about the quality and value of the wines will be given by some verbal evaluation and using tags like fairly priced, overrated/overpriced or best buy. I also introduce the term “recommended” any perhaps some others to indicate if a wine is worth buying even if it wouldbe overpriced based on traditional scoring.
Pictures. Photos have been missing lately. This is because I lost the cable I need to connect the old Cannon apparel to the computer. As soon as I find it there’ll be pictures again. In fact, there will be more pictures. I like pictures. I like taking pictures. I hope you’ll like them too.
Style. The blog has become sometimes a bit personal. Unforunately that won’t change. Some of you may prefer short wine reviews instead of boring stories but this is an independent blog and I’m writing it because I’m enjoying it. Although this is not a catalogue of wine reviews, I still hope you’ll find good and useful reviews in the posts.
Searching and browsing: browsing hasn’t been made much easier recently but at least I found a way to put a search box on the pain page. Until I find a better theme which makes browsing simpler I’ll try to rearrange a bit the category and tag structure, make some consolidation and we’ll see.
Content: I’m a little bit tired of drinking low quality wines, to be honest with you. Therefore there may be fewer posts about cheap wines in the future (I can’t promise there will be more reviews about good or expensive wines).
Thank you for reading this all and thank you for reading the blog. Please keep on reading and participating, a comment from you is always very much appreciated either we have different opinion or not.