"We're excited to offer this content and look forward to increasing our customers' appreciation and knowledge of wines in our offerings and in their cellars."
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2009
Vinfolio announces a partnership with Jancis Robinson to license her wine scores and tasting notes from her paid subscription service on JancisRrobinson.com, Purple pages, for use across Vinfolio’s properties. With the addition of Robinson's scores and tasting notes, Vinfolio now has a stable of over 150,000 professional wine reviews available for customers within VinCellar and Vinfolio’s complete portfolio of sites.
The first non-trade person to earn the renowned Masters of Wine qualification, Jancis Robinson is one of the most esteemed independent wine writers of our time with nearly 40,000 reviews. She has been writing about wine since 1975 and has published some of the most respected books on wine, including the World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine and , with Hugh Johnson, the best-selling World Atlas of Wine. In addition to writing daily for her website, JancisRrobinson.com, she also writes weekly for the Financial Times, has a syndicated bi-monthly column, and is an award-winning TV presenter. She has been recognized with hundreds of awards, including an OBE in 2003, personally awarded by Her Majesty the Queen, on whose cellar she now advises.
“Jancis is one of the most recognized and respected voices in wine. Her unique methodology for rating wine will be a valuable tool to help our customers make purchasing and collecting decisions," said Stephen Bachmann, Vinfolio founder and CEO. "We're excited to offer this content and look forward to increasing our customers' appreciation and knowledge of wines in our offerings and in their cellars."
Robinson’s scores and reviews will be integrated into the Vinfolio wine store and Marketplace when wine is available for purchase. Additionally, Vinfolio customers who subscribe to Purple pages may also access her reviews and tasting notes within their VinCellar accounts and on WinePrices.com. The addition of content from the Purple pages significantly augments and enhances the quality of score and review content available for Vinfolio’s community from its existing community reviews and other professional content partners. To see Robinson’s scores and reviews on the Vinfolio site, please visit http://www.vinfolio.com.
Vinfolio is the foremost source for fine wine, serving wine lovers, enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. Through the Vinfolio Marketplace and wine store, the company offers an unprecedented supply of over 44,000 unique wines. Combined with Vinfolio's full complement of services and resources to find, buy, sell, manage and enjoy fine wine, Vinfolio delivers on its mission of “fine wine, finer service”. In 2009, the company launched a series of services focused on expanding marketing and sales channels for the wine trade. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in San Francisco, the company also has offices in Hong Kong.