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WikiProject Wine (Rated Project-class, High-importance)
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More Commons deletion requests

Potential COI editor at Heitz Wine Cellars

We may just need to keep an eye on this page and on the edits of the anon IP who seemed personally offended at some slightly negative PR for Heitz regarding the TCA problem they had a few years back. This info is reliable sourced and was added by Murgh, a well regarded editor with no POV bias, years ago. I restored the anon's deletion with one minor factual change that the anon was correct in pointing out. But, again, this may be something we need to keep an eye on for any future edits. AgneCheese/Wine 15:15, 2 April 2014 (UTC)


Hi, is anyone active on the Wiki Wine project? I used to be until a few years ago, and I'm hoping to rekindle my enthusiasm :) --BodegasAmbite (talk) 16:45, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Good to see you back BA! There are a few of us still poking around though we're not as coordinated as we were in the past. However, it's summer in the northern hemisphere and I can see some uptick in activity. AgneCheese/Wine 18:10, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi Agne, nice to hook up with you again, after all this time. I'll see what I can do! I seem to have forgotten everything - it's taken me all morning just to do a tiny stub!!! Granada (wine) --BodegasAmbite (talk) 11:02, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
I am willing to be occasionally active in this project.--Antidiskriminator (talk) 11:34, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm still around, although I've edited more on the Swedish version in recent times. I check in here once in a while to see if there's any discussion ongoing. While I don't think I'm coming back to my old "peak" level of activity (when I didn't do any blogging) in the near future, I might contribute now and then. Tomas e (talk) 12:17, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Mustang wine

Hello. I would greatly appreciate it if some of you could expand this page with more referenced info and/or with a picture of the wine. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 13:02, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi Zigzig20s, Congrats on th nice article! It already has a lot more references than most wine articles of that size and quality!!! I don't think that I personally could improve it. Cheers, --BodegasAmbite (talk) 14:29, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Wine at Wikimania 2014

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost

The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014

For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:

Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 09:09, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Wine photos

I think my ego and wine snob cred has been bruised as I've been accused by another editor of advertizing for things like Beringer White Merlot (!!!) on the Merlot article. Yes, seriously. I'm apparently shilling for sickly sweet plonk :P But really, I do think this can be an opportunity to talk about wine photo illustrations and I opened a conversation on the Merlot talk page.
I think we all know how difficult it is to find free-use photos and with Flickr's change a few year back to make more restrictive CC licenses the default it has become even harder sometimes. Since I go to many trade tastings every month I've been taking advantage of the opportunity to take pictures of many different wines that can be used as illustration. (And for those who may not know, trade tastings are where winemakers, retailers, distributors, wine educators, journalists and sommeliers go to taste a multitude of wines from a multitude of different wineries). I receive no compensation or recognition and I take the pictures pretty indiscriminately, doesn't matter who the winery is or what I think of the wine, just if it serves some value as an illustration.
So while the "advertizement" charge is baseless (and, my tongue in cheek joking about the Beringer White Merlot comment aside, somewhat offensive), there is still room for credible discussion, though, about the value of such wine photos. I lay out on the Merlot talk page some of the benefits I feel of having pictures of the wine in the glass with a bottle to illustrate what it is and where it is from but more opinions are welcome. AgneCheese/Wine 02:53, 1 July 2014 (UTC)