Category Archives: Tools

Wine Searcher

Ah, the Internet and the never-ending quest for transparency in all things…I am awaiting the App that magically allows you to see people in the nude despite their clothing.

Wine Searcher basically is that tool and is described as follows:

“database and search engine bring together 6,889,396 wines and prices from 51,493 merchants around the world. It was created in 1999, and is now used by millions to locate and purchase wines all around the world. The database grows daily and is constantly monitored for quality.”

Perhaps the greatest aspect of this freedom and equality fighter is the ability to determine if the wine you are being offered is over-priced.

I am not much for bargaining, and I believe loyalty to certain merchants as well as trust in provenance is exceedingly important.

Having said that, I do not like being ripped-off.

Wine Searcher offers you the opportunity to determine “if the price is right” and thereafter consider the same vis-à-vis loyalty and trust in provenance.

All stand and salute consumer power.


Our Tasting Notes @ CellarTracker

M stumbled across this online wine inventory system to ensure we properly managed The Noble Grapes’ collection….or to keep me busy…your choice.

Eric Levine, the founder, describes CellarTracker as “the leading cellar management tool with hundreds of thousands of collectors tracking bottles numbering in the tens of millions. CellarTracker has also grown to become the largest database of community tasting notes with 3.7 million such notes as of late 2013. Every year many millions of wine enthusiasts come to the site to read reviews and garner wine recommendations.”

We think it is a fantastic system for anyone serious about their wine collection, particularly when you reach several hundred or thousand bottles. Continue reading CellarTracker

Coravin makes us happy…

IMG_8507We had finished, equally happy and sad, our Pares Balta Brut Nature Cava NV, but it was only 8:30pm and I was still keen to watch a few more episodes of “Person of Interest”…and sip something because, well, because…

A bottle, albeit desired, would have not been in my best interests…according to my cardiologist.

Thus, Coravin to the rescue.

Continue reading Coravin makes us happy…