I had intended this first post to give a bit of background about myself and why I consider myself a “wine watcher”. Then I heard that Vinfolio is going into an “Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors”, a state-law, state-level alternative to filing under Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 for federal bankruptcy protection. Eighty percent of my wine is stored in Vinfolio, the finer eighty percent: French Sauternes, German Rieslings, Vintage Port, etc. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Jazz Age author and Depression-era failed, alcoholic screenwriter famously wrote, “In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o’clock in the morning”. I began this blog at three o’clock in my own dark night of the soul after reading the heated discussion on Vinfolio’s reorganization over at eRobertParker.com. Mark Squires Bulletin Board on that site has been ablaze with theories about what will happen to buyers and sellers of wine through Vinfolio’s Marketplace…and what will happen to wine stored there by people like me. I’m taking no chances and retrieving my wine ASAP. Where I will store it is another issue. For now the weather is cool in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wherever I keep my wine until it finds a new home, it will be fine.
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