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Reminder: To celebrate Fingers’ 3rd birthday, I’m doing a subscription drive! Annual subscriptions are 25% off—just $60 for the first year (usually $80):
This is the deepest discount I’ll offer this year, and it expires soon, so don’t sleep on it!—Dave.
Last Friday, I wrote about what it’s been like to publish an independent newsletter about drinking in America for the past 36+ months. Today, I’d like to hear from you.
What’s on your mind, reader? What questions can I answer for you about the booze business, or the media business, or the newsletter business? I’d like to use Fingers’ triennial milestone as an opportunity for you to tell me what you want more of in the year of coverage to come.
Is there a vexing beverage-alcohol industry mystery you’d like me to look into?
Are you baffled by convoluted regulatory dynamics in a certain state?
Every brand seems to be rushing pell-mell into the hard tea segment right now—what’s up with that?
I’m lucky enough to have some fantastic colleagues1 to bounce these sorts of open-ended queries off on a daily basis (or sometimes hourly or minute-ly bases, depending on how bouncy things are.) But I realize that the rank-and-file drinkers, industry pros, and general-purpose perverts that read Fingers week in and week out may not enjoy the same privilege. Now you do!
Send me your questions, your comments, your hopes and dreams for Ye Olde Boozeletter, and your fearless Fingers editor will respond apace.
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A few notes:
I don’t publish announcements about upcoming products. If you’re a public-relations rep asking me to cover your client, you’re welcome to pitch me an angle! But: “This product will soon be available for sale, here are some photos of it” is not an angle.
I don’t review drinks, destinations, services, etc. My coverage, here and elsewhere, is often critical, but I’m not a critic. I don’t have a trained palate, and other publications are more qualified to produce actionable service journalism than Fingers ever will be.
I’m happy to tell you my opinion. As you’ve hopefully noticed, my journalism diverges quite a bit from the “view-from-nowhere” both-sidesism often practiced by the mainstream media’s Good Boys and Girls of Capital-J Journalism. I try to report fairly, but I have a point of view on the vagaries and machinations of the United States’ beverage-alcohol industry. Ask for it and ye shall receive!
Other readers are probably wondering the same thing. Fingers is read by thousands of smart, plugged-in drinkers and drinks professionals across the country—and, to some extent, around the English-speaking world, too.2 So if you have a question about something, chances are somebody else does, too.
Anybody can ask a question, but my published answers will be sent to paid subscribers only. If you’re still on the free list, good news—to celebrate three years of Fingers, I’m doing a subscription drive! Annual subscriptions are 25% off—just $60 for the first year (usually $80):
This is the largest discount I will offer this year, and it expires on October 13th. Don’t miss it!
Including, the editor of the very-terrific restaurant-tech newsletter , from which I am shamelessly ripping off this solicitation format for reader questions. Kristen guest-posted Wednesday’s edition of Fingers about DoorDash’s latest moves in the lucrative, liability-prone alcohol-delivery space—read it!
Shoutout to new Friend of Fingers Campbell in motherfucking Tasmania!