What Is Professional Friends of Wine?
Professional Friends of Wine began in 1998 as a group of wine
lovers meeting monthly to "blind" taste and evaluate wines. We pooled our resources to purchase the web address, initially in order to share the results of our tastings. I volunteered to learn to create and maintain the site and organize and develop the content. We continue to meet and taste monthly ($20 meeting dues per taster pays for all wines and forms, with a portion subsidizing winepros.org).
Conventions Used on this
NO DEAD ENDS
"File Tab" buttons leading to each major section of PfW appear at the top of every page, along with our Site
Search Box. Additionally, near
each page bottom, there is a "Top" button to jump back up.
Where it makes sense, "Prev" and "Next" buttons allow you to flip
through the site in our suggested order, like a book.
pages (such as this one) have links to other pages within the same
section, beneath the section filetabs (darker background frames). If the filetab background blends into the
page (such as "SPONSORS"
or "WHO & WHAT"),
these links jump to sections on the same page.
articles, numbered superscript notation links take you to
notes at the bottom of the page being viewed. Those
notes will have a red BACK link to return you to your place in the text (try the
example in the next sentence). Each page is dated at either the bottom1 or top (links pages),
so the reader can tell how recently additions, changes, or updates
have been made.
Most "internal" links
to articles on other pages within the PfW site will open in the current window. (To return from these
reference links, use the "Back" button at the TOP of your
browser window -- try the
examples above under the "What Is Professional Friends of Wine?" heading).
Some information or definition links open in a smaller window in front of the page it references; just close when you're through.
Links to external pages open in a "new" window or tab;
simply close it to return.
links on many pages, should you wish to comment, notify us of errors, or ask
for better clarity or additional explanation on any particular topic. We welcome your
input; suggestions from our readers are a great help.
Last listed, but first in our hearts,
PfW Sponsors (Where we
would be very happy to add you or your company...). The primary expense of winepro.org is site hosting. Limited advertising (Google, Amazon) on the site does not quite cover this; I can only dream about hiring a real web master with actual design and code skills...