I like to count things

This weekend marks the second issue of WVN which will never be sent. The memory will live on however as I have decided to attach a WVN number to each set of Vintages release notes I post at my blog, http://www.thewinesightsreader.com.

Just as J-S Bach’s ouevre is classified in the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnissystem (BWV) catalogue, developed in 1950 by Wolfgang Schmieder, so too, Mozart’s works have been classified under the Köchel catalogue since it was developed by in the late 19th century by Ludwig Ritter von Köchel.

With these great precedents in mind I have decided to keep running the edition numbers for the now-defunct Winesights Vintages Newsletter.

In this case you will see each posting of my LCBO Vintages release notes recorded parenthetically as WVN 196 and so on (note, my first blog post in the new regime wasn’t numbered).

I am an accountant by training and I gain unmeasurable satisfaction from counting things.

Thank you for your forbearance.

à bientôt…
Copyright © W. John Switzer 2003 – 2014

Author: John Switzer

I am wine writer, educator and tour guide. From 2005 to June 2014 I published a bi-weekly newsletter, the Winesights Vintages Newsletter (WVN). This Newsletter was closed in July 2014 when the Government of Canada put in place the onerous administrative requirements of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation. The legacy of WVN continues on this blog spot where I post wine-related articles as well as reviews of a small selection of best-value wines from each bi-weekly LCBO Vintages release. I hold the WSET Diploma, I am a WSET Certified Educator, I teach in the WSET program at the Independent Wine Education Guild in Toronto where I am the past Director of the WSET Diploma program. Since 2010 I have been a judge at Decanter World Wine Awards on the Rhône panel and I am a member of the Society of Wine Educators.

2 thoughts on “I like to count things”

  1. John, I want you to know that I find both the substance and the writing of your Newsletters very interesting – it is such an incredible relief to find someone – anyone, in any field – where the thinking is interesting, wide-ranging and clear, and the recommendations are so consistently good. It doesn’t hurt either that the moral compass (self-interest quotient) seems so dependable. Keep up the good work! I’m a bit confused, though, since the latest email seems to resuscitate the email contained advice…. Either way, I look forward to your advice, and your thoughts!! Jess

    1. Thank you for your kind remarks, Jess. As for the email you receive, this is sent to all subscribers by WordPress and is a verbatim copy of the posting on the blog site. WordPress is CASL compliant and they bear the burden of maintaining that compliance status; something I was not willing to invest in. Best wishes, John

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