|iPhone icon for WineKick: the wine sidekick|
If you've been following my wine writings for a while, you know I've changed names a few times. When I first started blogging, I did so using the name Cheap Wine Report. I realized I would never get free samples with a name like that, so I changed to Wine Pilgrim. That didn't make any sense, so I changed to Practical Wine Reviews. A few months later I decided that if I wanted to sell wine from my website, I would need a better name and chose Wine Rising.
That brings us to today. I've been working on a wine recommendation app for iPhone for about seven months, and I don't think Wine Rising is a good name for an app, so I'm changing the blog to match the name of the app, which will be WineKick: the wine sidekick.
WineKick should be coming out in the Apple App Store in April 2013, so I'm going to start blogging now to promote it. I will start moving all the good posts from Wine Rising (and they're not all good) over to WineKick in the next few weeks, as well as posting a ton of new blog posts at WineKick. So check out the new site at www.WineKick.com! It will be hosted by Squarespace rather than Blogger, so it may end up being a prettier website. It will definitely be a lot less free (Squarespace is $10 a month compared to $0 per ever for Blogspot). It's possible I'll end up back at Blogspot, but I want to give Squarespace a try. Let me know what you think of the WineKick design!
Also, if you subscribed to the WineKick feedburner which sends you and email of every post, I've imported your email address into my new email subscription service, Mailchimp. I'll be sending out a weekly email cleverly named the "WineKick Weekly." If you don't want to sign up for that, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I know to remove you. And if you want to sign up for the fabulous WineKick Weekly, you can do that here.
Thanks for following my writing at Wine Rising! It's been fun, but the fun will only get better at WineKick!