Thursday, May 21, 2009

2d poll results--how much is too much to spend on a wine?

The second poll generated less interest than the first, with only 5 people weighing in on the topic. One person selected two answers, indicating a too-high price at a restaurant as well as a too-high retail price. Unfortunately, the poll widget will not show us which the two answers were ($10 and $20? $20 and $100? we cannot know). We have not had luck finding a better poll tool, and we continue to welcome suggestions for readers.

So here are the results as we have them. How much is too much to spend? 2 votes for $20, 1 vote each for $35 and $50, and 2 votes for $100. We are encouraged by the results. We aim to feature wines that cost less than $20 here, but as you are doubtless aware it can be difficult to find genuinely exciting wines at this price. We now feel that we can discuss the occasional exciting find at more than $20 without alienating our readers!

We have some more poll ideas, so we'll put up a new poll soon. If you have any suggestions, please do send them our way.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New poll

The first poll is closed. Thank you for your participation. 100% of the respondents said they typically choose something new when buying a bottle of wine. Very nice, and we will continue to highlight bottles we think are worthy of your selection.

We have posted a new poll today on how much you are willing to spend on wine. The poll gadget is clunkier than we would like, so feel free to post a comment regarding your answer. If you choose two price levels we will assume that the higher price applies to restaurant purchases.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Poll results thus far

My, but you are an adventurous bunch. The first round of votes are in and 100% of the respondents say that they typically buy a new bottle.

Which immediately brings to mind all sorts of follow up questions. Do you buy wines that are new to you because:
- you are seeking out new experiences?
- you have not been happy with the wines you have bought?
- the wines you have bought are not available when you go back?

Doubtless you have other reasons. Please do share.

Thank you for the poll responses, and keep 'em coming. We'll post a new poll shortly.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


We are trying a little experiment here. You doubtless noticed the poll above. We plan to ask a few more questions, too, both to learn more about you and to determine new directions for the blog.

As always, please let us know what you think. Thank you for your responses.
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