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.