Thursday, October 22, 2009

An End To Rambling

After 333 posts, I'm sorry to have to tell you that this is the last one.

I began this blog two years ago as a sort of informal diversion from my regular writing, and while it has been enjoyable, it has become too much to keep up with—between writing and maintaining ChampagneGuide.net, writing regularly for wine publications such as Wine & Spirits and The World of Fine Wine, working simultaneously on two different book projects and finding the time to simply keep up with regular tastings of current releases here in Champagne, I have little time for much else. Unfortunately, out of all of my activities, this blog is the one that has to go.

I can still be found in various other places, of course. ChampagneGuide.net continues to grow, and on my blog over there, I've been posting frequently about champagne, nearly every other day. As well as providing an in-depth focus on champagne, I hope to include more video and multimedia content in that blog, as well as in the other sections of the site. My intention with that site was always to make it more than just a collection of tasting notes, and as it develops, I'm hoping to turn ChampagneGuide.net into one of the world's most useful resources for champagne.

Elsewhere on the web, I occasionally contribute to ZesterDaily, my most recent story being this one about tasting grapes during the 2009 harvest in Champagne. Most of the rest of my writing is exclusively in print, although various stories do pop up from time to time on the Interweb.

So, rather than ramble on, I will say goodbye, and humbly thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate the interaction that we've had over the last couple of years, and I look forward to seeing you elsewhere, wherever and whenever that may be.

62 comments:

Chris said...

Farewell! I'll keep up with you on Champagneguide in between W&S tastings.

Joe said...

Sorry to lose you here, Peter, but will see you on the guide.

Lars said...

It's too bad, Peter, but understandable. Your blog was well-written and insightful. I'll need to log in to ChampagneGuide.net more often.

Iuli said...

I'm sad to see you go. Since leaving the wine profession two years ago this blog has been one of my favorite ways to stay connected to what was a great job and still is a great passion.

I'll miss your insight.

-Drew

Gabriel said...

A sad, sad day... This has been my favorite blog. I will continue to search out your insightful writings.

spume said...

Good for you!

Tobias Ø said...

That is sad. This was a special fine blog.

Peter Liem said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. I deeply appreciate your compliments, and I trust that we will all encounter each other elsewhere in the wine universe.

Cheryvil Hawrylow said...

Good luck on your new endeavors! You've done a superb job with this blog. Most enjoyable. :) Merci.

Wicker Parker said...

Rotten news, but I can't say I'm surprised. Thanks for all the informative, interesting, intriguing, fun posts. I'll be in Portland in late December, and if I find myself at Castagna — and I sure hope I do — I'll raise a glass in your honor.

edelzwicker said...

3+3+3=9
Fine place to stop
But you probably already knew that.

Brooklynguy said...

The end of an era, and the beginning of a new one at ChampagneGuide.net. Congrats on several years of great work over here.

Tim Buzinski said...

Peter,
Thank you for sharing your experiences over the years. I'm looking forward to hearing from you on ChampagneGuide.net.

Do Bianchi said...

sorry to see you leave the blogosphere... your blog has been much enjoyed! and it will remain a great resource... (please don't delete it!). best wishes

David McDuff said...

Inevitable but still a sad day in blogland, Peter. You'll be missed here but I'll look forward to all of your work elsewhere. (And I'll second Jeremy's suggestion. Please don't delete it; there's too much great stuff here to put it in hiding.)

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I raise my 1996 Legras. The blog is dead, long live the blog.

Joe Manekin said...

Your blog has introduced me to the wonderful world of Equipo Navazos, Dan Cong tea, 200th birthday party extravaganzas in the Mosel, and so much more. Thanks and good luck with everything.

Marshall Manning said...

Liner & Elsen
Vigne
Riesling Report
Besotted Ramblings

Peter, you always leave us wanting more!

Thomas said...

Thanks for sharing such a long time, Peter – already following on the new blog.

Good luck

Best

/Thomas

Anonymous said...

Peter, loved your blog. Thank you very much. E

Anonymous said...

So sorry this is your last post. I enjoyed reading Besotted Ramblings and other drivel. I alwasys found it very interesting and educational about a wine I do not know very much about. Good luck in your other endeavors.

The Corkdork said...

Peter, your blog has been an inspiration and has made me pay way more attention to the Champagne world. I've been both thrilled and jealous of your bubbly exploits over these past few years and thank you sincerely for letting us come along for the ride.

Corkdork

vinosseur said...

Peter,

I understand your decision and wish you luck!

-cheers

Peter Liem said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. They are all much appreciated. I'll continue to leave this blog up for now, and for those of you who follow my new one, I'll see you over there.

likabika said...

Oh Peter! Rachel and I are so sad to not visit with you via this site any longer. This site has been like Sesame St. for us. Entertaining and educating all in one about our favorite subject. Champagne!

Johnny said...

Oh well, understandable I guess.

Thanks for all good writings at this superb Champagne blog.

Johnny
Stockholm

Anonymous said...

Peter,

This was truly a great blog. Continued success with your various other ventures.

Best,

Dom

Au Bon Manger said...

Hi Peter,

I will miss your clever comments about champagne and wines.
Thanks again for your support and
See you soon in Reims at l'Epicerie Au Bon Manger!

Amitiés
Aline Serva
www.aubonmanger.com

Lyle Fass said...

Sorry to see you go Peter. Don't delete it, as I'll still link it. See you at CG and FB.

I am Stan said...

Damn it man I just added you to my blog roll.....

Marco said...

Happy new year and good lick for your new adventure ! thank you to have shared your knowledge!

Marco from France

Christian Miller said...

I'll miss it. Even though I'm an infrequent Champagne drinker at best, I found your postings a pleasure to read and thought-provoking. Well, one more reason to renew my W&S subscription!

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Viola said...

Thank you for all the blogpost!

Vicki said...

Thanks for all your advice over the years.

Send Champagne said...

Peter, very sorry to see you go - will definitely catch up with your very insightful information. A big thank you for all of the many useful blogs you have supplied over the past 2 years! Good luck with the future, and bottoms up! M

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Champagne Poodle said...

Man that's a bummer. I just found your blog, and it's full of great Champagne (and some rambling) content!

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