My gift to you: Free membership
Hi, it's Tony Aspler, and I have a gift for you – Hanukkah, Christmas, Festivus, Kwanzaa, or whatever kind you want: I'm making membership FREE to TonyAspler.com and to its sister site iWineandDine.com.
I've been writing and reviewing for my site for more than 15 years, and during that time, the articles and most of the other content has been free, but my wine review database and your Personal Wine Cellar have always required a paid membership. My sites make no revenue from advertising, and the memberships helped defray the cost. But the times are changing, and charging $39.95 a year for this access is not as sensible as it once was. So I'm not going to anymore.
I'm not getting rid of memberships – we need them so each person can have access to their own Personal Wine Cellar and receive email alerts from me – but membership will no longer cost anything, and memberships will not expire. This also means that everyone who had a membership in the past but let it lapse will now be able to use it again, with the same username and password as before!
Current members will no doubt be thinking "Hey! I paid for this and now it's free!" Fair is fair. Please email me at email@example.com, and I will arrange to refund you for that part that is now free.
It will take a few days for the necessary changes to be made to my website. If you would like to start your membership before then, just open a "trial membership" and it will become your permanent free membership in TonyAspler.com. If your membership is about to expire, email my web editor and he will extend it so there will be no interruption.
Happy wine days!