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JackKeller

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Winemakers, I have an unusual request I doubt anyone can satisfy but I have to try. 11-12 years ago there was a website called mywinerecipes.com with hundreds of recipes---perhaps a thousand. It was a nice resource and I've just expected it to always be there. I haven't visited it in over a decade, but I wanted to check it for a couple of unusual wines a friend brought me from Africa and, lo and behold, it doesn't exist anymore.

Does anyone know if someone else took it over under a different name and have a link? Does anyone have it saved as a compressed file?

I'm just shooting in the dark, I know, but had to give it a try.

Sincerely, Jack Keller
 

GreenEnvy22

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I usually send people to the 'way back machine' (WBM) which is an online archive of websites stored for posterity.
There are several snapshots of mywinerecipes.com from over the years, but unfortunately I don't think it will be much help in this case because the WBM works by copying all the text on a website, and this winerecipes site had little text in it's main pages, everything was a query from a database, which WMB can't archive. So I can find links to some pages like this:
https://web.archive.org/web/20080226160037/***************************** (from 2008)
Another from 2010: https://web.archive.org/web/20100103082654/*****************************
But clicking on all the links there don't work because it's trying to read from a database that no longer exists.

Looks like the site stopped working properly in 2010 or 2011, and totally died sometime in 2015.

EDIT: Another avenue would be to try to find whoever owned/managed the site before. Your best bet for that might be to find the historical WHOIS DNS info. Unfortunately, I don't think there are any free services that offer this.

EDIT 2: Looks like this member may have been the one who first created the site. Maybe you can contact them: https://www.winemakingtalk.com/members/medpretzel.21564/
 
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JackKeller

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GreenEnvy22, thank you for all the effort behind your answer. Actually, I tried the WBM as soon as the site came up empty, but nothing there panned out. I haven't tried contacting the member yet, but will. Thanks again.
 

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