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Holiday cheap wine book extravaganza: Free shipping

cheap wine bookBuy one cheap wine book or 10 – you’ll get free shipping. What better way to shop for your favorite wine drinker?

Click on the link and buy a cheap wine book and get free shipping in time for Christmas. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than to buy three or four books? Demand has been so great that this is the last weekend I’m running the special, so order by midnight on Sunday.

Check out normally, and I’ll credit the free shipping when your order is processed. Also note that we’ve streamlined the WC web shop, making it easier to use. And, as always, I sign every book bought from the WC web shop. Just leave a note when you order the books.

Labor Day weekend cheap wine book extravaganza: Free shipping

cheap wine bookBuy one cheap wine book or 10 – you’ll get free shipping

Click on the link and buy a cheap wine book between now and midnight, Sept. 3 and get free shipping. What better way to celebrate the holiday than to buy three or four books? Or even more. Dec. 25 will be here before you know it.

Check out normally, and I’ll credit the free shipping when your order is processed. Also note that we’ve streamlined the WC web shop, making it easier to use. And, as always, I sign every book bought from the WC web shop.

Welcome to the Wine Curmudgeon e-shop

wine curmudgeon storeThe Wine Curmudgeon store opens today. You can visit by clicking here, or on the Wine Curmudgeon shop link at upper right hand corner of the page.

Eventually, the store will carry all the Wine Curmudgeon merchandise you could ever want, including hats, t-shirts, and the sort of tchotchkes that make you go, “Wow, I need to buy that.”

Now, though, you can purchase the cheap wine book (or follow links to buy the various e-book versions) and VingardeValise wine suitcases and accessories.

When I started the blog 10 years ago, I had a vague idea that I needed to do e-commerce to make any money from the site. I was hesitant to do it, though, even though my grandfather and father were top-notch retailers. I’m a writer, and worrying about fulfillment isn’t my idea of a good time.

Still, one must be flexible. And the technology has improved so much that I won’t have to worry about fulfillment nearly as much as I thought I would.

If you have questions about the shop or suggestions for merchandise, .

Utah

Tuesday Birthday Week giveaway: French wine accessory gift pack

French wine accessoriesrandom2And the winner is: Janee, who selected 527; the winning number was 515 (screen shot to the left). Thanks to everyone who participated. Tomorrow’s giveaway is a $100 gift card from Wine.com, and thank you very much to the people at Wine.com for their annual enthusiasm for what we do here.

 

 

 


Today, to celebrate the blog’s ninth anniversary, we’re giving away a French wine accessory gift pack, courtesy of Teuwen Communications and its French wine clients. It includes a t-shirt, waiter’s corkscrew, coffee mug, and much more. This is the second of five daily giveaways; check out this post to see the prizes for the rest of the week.

Complete contest rules are here. Pick a number between 1 and 1,000 and leave it in the comment section of this post. You can’t pick a number someone else has picked, and you need to leave your guess in the comments section of this post — no email entries or entries on other posts. Unless the number is in the comments section of this post, the entry won’t count.

If you get the blog via email or RSS, you need to go to this exact post on the website to enter (click the link to get there). At about 5 p.m. central today, I’ll go to random.org and generate the winning number. The person whose entry is closest to that number gets the gift pack.

Friday birthday week giveaway: 2 copies of the cheap wine book

cheap wine bookfridayrandomAnd the winner is: CBC Mike, who selected 222; the winning number was 248 (screen shot to the right). Thanks to everyone who participated. This was a record-setting birthday week, and I am most grateful.


 

Today, to celebrate the blog’s eighth anniversary, we’re giving away two autographed copies of the cheap wine book. This is the last birthday week giveaway. Thanks to everyone who participated. Few things make me as happy as giving the prizes away during birthday week. Your enthusiasm reminds me why I do this.

Complete contest rules are here. Pick a number between 1 and 1,000 and leave it in the comment section of this post. You can’t pick a number someone else has picked, and you need to leave your guess in the comments section of this post — no email entries or entries on other posts. Unless the number is in the comments section of this post, the entry won’t count.

If you get the blog via email or RSS, you need to go to this post on the website to enter (click the link to get there). At about 5 p.m. central today, I’ll go to random.org and generate the winning number. The person whose entry is closest to that number gets the gift pack.

“The most curmudgeonly of all curmudgeons”

Jeff Siegel WindmillWhich is a compliment. I think.

It comes from an old pal, Louise Owens, who offered many words of wisdom when I started doing this all those years ago. Louise runs a bar now, the famed Windmill Lounge in Dallas, and has been kind enough to host a cheap wine book signing from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday. She’ll also have great cheap wine, to say nothing of the many legendary Windmill habitues who will be on hand.

Cheap wine book update: 1 chapter to go

The next to last chapter, ?How to buy cheap wine: The basics ? was sent to the editor this morning. All that ?s left to write is the final chapter, ?How to buy cheap wine: Advanced course, ? flesh out the winespeak dictionary, and fine-tune several short essays that will serve as appendices. That will include a very clever bit about wine labels (because, of course, no sense in false modesty when I ?m plugging the book)..

Which means we ?re on schedule for publication around Labor Day. Which also means that will be when the Wine Curmudgeon hits the road to promote the book. I already have three events scheduled ? the Kerrville wine and music festival over Labor Day weekend, Grapefest in Grapevine, Texas, a couple of weeks later, and the American Wine Society annual conference in Sandusky, Ohio, in early November. That one will be fun ? talking and tasting about cheap wine.

Those of you who pledged on Kickstarter will receive your premiums as soon as possible after publication. The book will also be for sale on the blog, as well as the usual on-line suspects. If you want to talk about an appearance, or have any other questions, including the Kickstarter premiums, .