We’re excited about some recent developments at WineAlign. Two new critics have joined WineAlign and we have introduced some great new features.
We’re very pleased to add John Szabo to our growing team of top-ranked wine critics. We’ve added over 1,700 of John’s recent reviews to our database. John is Canada’s first and currently only Master Sommelier, earning the title from the Court of Master Sommeliers in London, England in 2004, and is a member in good standing of both the Court Worldwide as well as the American chapter. He has been working in the hospitality business at home and abroad for over 15 years. Today, John tastes, writes, judges and consults nationally and internationally, teaches, speaks, voices his views regularly on radio and travels the wine regions of the world in search of the best.
Evan Saviolidis has also recently joined us. Evan is journalist for Canada’s largest wine publication, Tidings, and Instructor for the International Sommelier Guild, where he collects tons of frequent flyer miles travelling across North America, teaching the profession. In 1999, he founded WineSavvy Consultants, a Niagara based wine education center which offers wine appreciation course, tastings and consultation services for wine lovers and professionals alike
Remember, like with all of our critics, in order to see John’s & Evan’s reviews, or have their scores influence your wine rankings you need to subscribe to our premium service. While our basic service is FREE, we think it makes a difference having some of the most experienced and respected palates in the industry working together to help ‘align’ your wine choices.
The next time you can’t find a wine at your favourite store(s) just click on the zero inventory icon or Find This Wine button. You will go to a new map screen where you can see the store details and inventory levels on an interactive map. Just click on a different store to see it on the map.
We have significanly enhanced our support of Ontario wines and Ontario wineries. New menu items allow you to explore the different Ontario wine regions. We make it easy for you to find information about a winery and to find their wines at your local LCBO. A single click will take you to more detailed information about the winery including their favourite wines, location, discussion forums and the availability of their wine in your local LCBO.
You can now have your wine reviews automatically posted to your Twitter account. Just go into your Account Setting and enter your Twitter credentials. Everytime you post a new wine review it will show up as a Tweet for your wine Tweeps. We’ve even given you the ability to automatically add your favourite wine hash tag to every WineAlign tweet. We’ve set up a global Twitter account as well – follow @WineAlignReview to see all of our reviews.
To support our friends (and spread the word) we’ve created a handy widget you can embed in your blog or startpage (i.e. iGoogle). Just click on the button and it will create a Find A Wine widget you can add to your site. It’s really as simply as clicking on two buttons!
Look for an update/newsletter from us every few weeks. Remember, we LOVE hearing feedback of any kind. Please don’t hesitate leave us a comment, send us an email at FeedBack@WineAlign.com or follow us on Twitter @WineAlign.
The WineAlign Team
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