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Hi, I'm Dermot Nolan, and I became a Master of Wine (MW) in 1997, and resigned from the Institute of Masters of Wine in 2023 after being an MW for exactly 26 years. I opened a wine shop in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, called The Wine Library, which closed in 2018, and this is my personal wine blog. I will do my utmost to be fair and responsible in my posts – please read my Who Pays article in re the ethics of wine trips and writing. I have worked in wine education, retail, and consultancy since 1990. I was a Director of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) from 2008 to 2014 and was also a member of the Events Committee, founder of the Trips Committee, and member of the Governance Committee. Having had problems with potentially libellous comments from unidentifiable posters, I now require that if you post a comment, you must identify yourself properly or it won't be published. Please note that I do not review products or services on request so kindly don't ask. I value my independence and I believe my readers (few that they may be) do so also.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Funny what people read...

Blogger has some very handy features, one of which is a note on my dashboard telling me how many page views there have been for my posts. I'm not sure that this translates into actual readings of the posts, but it's the only statistic there is. Funnily enough, where Blogger falls down is by not letting me view my posts ordered by views! So, I flicked through and discovered some interesting stats on what you, the readers, have read!
Two posts (Tasting delights 1, We're off to see the wizards) both got zero reads, which is possibly because they're among the 5th and 6th posts, even though earlier posts were well enough read.

The post with the most views was Analysis in Vienna (738!), which makes me wonder is there a group of people who want to read about analysis rather than wine? Next were posts with 549 views (What makes a good pinot noir?), 365 (A birthday post - awfully short and says more or less nothing!) and 342 (John Avery MW RIP).

My favourite post (Biker gang invades Barossa) only got 41 views! Strange indeed.

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