Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Vinquire and A New Idea for a Wine Website

In her latest post, Dr. Debs of Good Wine Under $20 wrote about a new wine website called Vinquire. You can read Debs' post or visit Vinquire to learn more information about the site, but it is essentially a combination of Wine-Searcher and Cellartracker, where users can make an online price comparison of any wine as well as provide there own tasting notes on any wine. If Vinquire continues to gain popularity, with more people posting tasting notes, I think it will become a very useful online resource.

As I browsed Vinquire, I started to think about how great it would be if someone could create a site that was similar to Wine-Searcher, but was a repository for tasting notes. Between Cellartracker, blogs, forums, and professional reviews, there is a countless number of websites that have reviews of wines. It would be great if there was a site where you could search for the name of a wine and find every tasting note of the wine that is on the Internet. Does such a site exist?

5 comments:

ryan said...

Snooth.com is doing what you mention, and Adegga.com is hoping to...Check them out!

Eddie H. said...

Thanks, Ryan. I briefly browsed both websites, and both look like they have potential to be great resources. It will be interesting to watch them over the course of the year as more people sign up for them.

RougeAndBlanc said...

In my opinion, Adegga = Facebook + Pronto + WineSearcher + Celltracker + Flickr
(this site seems to be quite ambitious in their approach)

Snooth: Cute Interface, but content is not up to par yet. They have a long way to go.

To achieve a site you wish for, it does need tremendous user and merchant to participate in an unbiased and bipartisan manner. On top of that, you need somebody that has a deep pocket to support such effort for a long time. I don't know if we will ever see such utopia in the near future.

Anonymous said...

Winescorecard.com does some of what you want - it matches your taste profile with other folks' profiles to make informed recommendations.

The interface is a bit rough, but the quality of recommendations are pretty decent.

Eddie H. said...

Thanks for the comment. Winescorecard.com does look promising, but I do not see that much difference from what it offers and what is offered by cellartracker (and cellartracker seems to offer even more). I admit I only took a brief look, though. Did I miss something?