Vinfolio in flux


All is far from well at Vinfolio, the ambitious San Francisco-based fine-wine retailer, storage company and cellar-management company described here when we integrated our tasting notes database with theirs last month.

To an outside observer, the chronology of events yesterday is intriguing. First thing yesterday, Sunday, morning, wine collector David Steinberger of New Jersey attracted initial opprobrium for starting a new thread on the sometimes vitriolic bulletin board of warning that a cheque he had been sent for some wine he had sold on Marketplace, the consumer-to-consumer online trading platform, had bounced. As the morning wore on, it became...