- Reply by EMark, Jan 3, 2014.
JJ, thank you for bringing up, this topic. Over the past few years that I have participated in Snooth, I have made several criticisms of their wine database. (I really don't know what else to call it.) Like you, I am now seeing some things that I find even more frustrating.
I like to post reviews and ratings in the Snooth database on wines that I am drinking. Recently, I have seen numerous examples of reviews that I have posted are now attached to wines I have never had. My suspicion is that Snooth is trying to consolidate multiple entries for a given wine. That is certainly a reasonable thing to do. It improves the performance of the system, and it certainly makes it easier for us users. Unfortunately, however, they are not doing a very good job of it. Wines I have tasted can no longer be found, and, as previously stated, it appears that I have posted reviews for wines that I have never tasted.
Snooth, if you would like an example:
- Go to the "My Wines" entry for EMark
- In the search box enter "Rene Barbier" and click on "Refine Search."
Two review entries will appear under a wine labeled "Rene Barbier Mediterranean Rose." Here is something I just noticed. A couple days ago I did the same thing and two different reviews appeared. One of them I had written for the Rene Barbier Mediterranean White, and one I written for the Rene Barbier Mediterranean Red. As I look at them today, the two reviews are word-for-word identical. One is dated August 7, 2012, and one is dated August 27, 2011. It's like somebody went back and read that I had described the color of a rose as "pale yellow" or something like that. So, the review that I had written for the white was replaced with the one that I had written for the red, which did not comment on the color.
There are other examples.
- Reply by duncan 906, Jan 4, 2014.
I suspect it has to do with this 'merging' malarky we have on this site.I have just written a review of a lovely bottle of Gigondas I started yesterday and have noticed that my review of Domaine Pere Caboche Chateauneuf-du-Pape that I submitted on 18th December now has the title 'Caboche Cotes du Rhone' in spite of me submitting it under the CNDP title.I have not gone through my 200 other reviews to see if anything similar has happened