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Snooth User: Philip James

We're back, and now...You've got Wine

Posted by Philip James, Oct 18, 2007.

Wishlist / Cellar / Ratings - how did online wine sites trap themselves into serving up separate pages for each? This isn't books, we're not Amazon. Wine isn't simply a transactional experience. I may want a wine, then buy it and love it so much that I'm back month after month scouring for more until there's literally none left. People who consume scores of the same book are deemed clumsy, when its the same wine, you're a connoisseur.

We've felt the same pain, and so after some serious toil, your unified view of your wines is here. We think this is pretty revolutionary, but will let you judge that for yourself. With that said, here's a run down of what you can do on the new ' My Wines ' page:

Manage your cellar, by keeping track of the wines you own
Maintain a wishlist of wines you want to buy
Track your reviews and tasting notes
Narrow, slice and dice your results using the full power of Snooth's search engine
Sort by Recent Activity, Quality/Price Ratio, Rating and more
Narrow your results by wines available for purchase through one of our partners
Export or share any combination of all of the above

This last point is truly powerful - Mark's birthday is coming up. I can browse his public wishlist and narrow the results by $20 French wines that are in stock that he's already indicated he'd like to try. Then click on the link and buy a bottle for him. Simple.

See the screen shot below, or log in and see your own!

Its an incredible powerful tool and we're looking to make it better, so have a play and let us know what you think. There may be the odd bug, or gremlin, lurking in the code. Give us a holler if you find one and we'll get squashing it for you.


Reply by Philip James, Oct 18, 2007.

A huge effort, lots of kudos and thanks earned for the entire team, but a special shout out to Mark for working for 2 days straight. Here's wishing him a few hours shut eye.

Reply by gr, Oct 19, 2007.

Mark was remarkably even-keeled on AIM at the end of that. I'm not sure he ever stopped living that college life style...

Reply by Mark Angelillo, Oct 19, 2007.

Thanks guys. I've just completed what was one of the best nights of sleep I've had in years and am feeling quite ready to get back to it.

Reply by razmaspaz, Oct 19, 2007.

This looks great. Heres hoping that you are becoming the one stop shop for everything wine on the interwebs.

FYI this is the sort fo thing I was talking to Philip about where it becomes beneficial to be able to import and export events and data in and out of the site. It would be cool to be able to have this app recognize when I added something to cellar tracker (or does it already), or if I made a change here, see it in Cellar Tracker. Not to mention any 3rd party that wanted to extend the site or track my data. If I could get access to an API I might try something like creating a cellar browser on my blog.

Blog comment by kabir, Oct 23, 2007.

Major 1337 points Mark, the new page looks fantastic!

Reply by Philip James, Oct 23, 2007.

Well, some credit to you too Kabir - i think the original idea of consolidating the three elements on 1 page was yours.

Reply by Mark Angelillo, Oct 24, 2007.

Hey thanks Kabir! Hope all is well in Oxfordshire.

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