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Flickr and your wine collection

This morning I had an idea for what I thought was a novel use of Flickr — documenting my thoughts on wines that I purchase. I’m not a wine connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination, but I do head out to the wine store sometimes. Unfortunately, it’s hard for me to remember the differences between various bottles of wine or even what I liked or didn’t like. Many wine drinkers keep a notebook to log the wines they’ve tried, but dead trees solutions almost never work for me.

I thought that it would make sense to photograph the labels of wines when I open them, upload them to Flickr, and then describe the wine in the notes. Not only do you have an organized history of your wine purchasing experiences, but you have a visual reminder of what the bottles looked like when you want to purchase them again in the future. Needless to say, someone else already had this idea, and created the Wine Memory Jogger group. I’ve joined.

11 Comments

  1. That’s a really great idea! Sending this to Julya, she’ll love it too.

  2. Neat idea. I like the concept of keeping wine labels much more than the act of getting them off.

  3. Mollie and I have done that this year. Well, I haven’t gotten any up lately–we’ve been drinking less of it and I’ve been worse about posting photos–but I do have a few: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveadams/sets/74083/

  4. most of them are posting photos without their reviews, but I guess it works for yourself, if you only document ones you like. I do agree that it’s easier on many fronts than soaking off and filing the labels…

  5. flickr + cameraphone + wine label = archived wine reviews

    Rafe posted a great idea for keeping track of wines you’ve bought, to note which ones you liked and didn’t like. Personally, I try more new wines when I’m out at a restaurant or a party and I think the…

  6. smile with your vino

    http://rc3.org/2005/08/flickr_and_your_wine_collectio.php This is a great idea. I can never remember what I drink when I’m out and about. I’ve tried in the past to save the cork but that never works because those little bastards always seem to disapear…

  7. smile with your vino

    http://rc3.org/2005/08/flickr_and_your_wine_collectio.php This is a great idea. I can never remember what I drink when I’m out and about. I’ve tried in the past to save the cork but that never works because those little bastards always seem to disapear…

  8. This is a great idea. I can never remember what I drink when I’m out and about. I’ve tried in the past to save the cork but that never works because those little bastards always seem to disapear during the course of dinner. Also with the new trend it’s only going to be a matter of time before corks are a thing of the past.

    http://www.azcentral.com/home/wine/articles/0811tarbell11.html

  9. Rafe Colburn:

    Flickr and your wine collection. Take a snap of the label and comment on wines that you drink to jog your memory later….

  10. Cameraphone & Flickr & Wine Labels

    Blogger Rafe Colburn suggests taking pictures of wines you like with your cameraphone and uploading them to photo-sharing site Flickr for future reference. A Wine Memory Jogger group exists on the site pooling such images. Since Flickr makes uploading…

  11. This isn’t meant to be spam, but I saw your idea and wanted to give you a pointer to CellarTracker a ShareWare site for storing information about wine inventory and tasting notes. As of this writing, 8,000 people have uploaded nearly 6,000 images and more than 40,000 tasting notes (plus information on 1,000,000 bottles). The site has a user-contributed database of more than 100,000 wines. You just type a couple of words off the label, and you are on your way.

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