Prince is “Semi-Retired”
I “retired” on August 1, 2019, after publishing the PinotFile for 18+ years. I had become overwhelmed by the
increasing number of wines submitted for review. I wanted to slow down and spend more time drinking rather
than critically tasting Pinot Noir.
In early 2020, failing to find someone suitable to take over the PinotFile, still inspired by my interest in Pinot
Noir and spurred on by readers’ encouragement, I began composing less frequent issues of the PinotFile that
included specially focused subjects of special interest to me written in detail, along with reviews of Pinot Noir
wines submitted by wineries that did not realize I had “retired,” and reviews of Pinot Noir wines that stood out to
me that I had drunk.
Now I am “semi-retired”, work at a leisurely pace, and accept a limited number of Pinot Noir wines for review
only by invitation. This has caused some confusion among wineries wishing to submit their wines for review
since I continue to review some wines. If an interested winery emails me an inquiry
(firstname.lastname@example.org), I will let them know if and when a window for wine submission arises.