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Splash of Wine alpha

For months now, C.'s been working hard on the backend of a new website. Splash of Wine is a social networking-oriented website for wine reviews. Today, it's moved from pure development into alpha release - this means it's still early days for the site, but the core features should all be functional and robust - and if they're not, on any browser at all - C. would like to know ASAP.

Current features include - among other things - support for international currencies, tags, RSS of all users' public feeds, and auto-display of HTMl for embedding one of your reviews in a blog post or other webpage. All sorts of future features are planned for better organizing wines - and now's a fine time to suggest some of the ones you'd be most interested in, if you'd like to try using the site and have some suggestions of your own. The site also offers easy export of data if you'd like to back yours up, or aren't sure you want to commit to using it long term, but would like to give it a try.

C. started this site because he doesn't know all that much about wine - and having a friendly place to store his own wine reviews - and compare them with other peoples' - will help to remember favorite and least-favorite wines.

If you have any feedback at all - however trivial - about the site, please do let C. know. You can't fill out the site's feedback form without registering, but you can leave comments on this post if you'd like to just take a superficial look and stop there. He'd appreciate any and all feedback you may have.


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Jul. 29th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
I already joined when I saw it on Colin's RSS feed! And added a wine, and sent some feedback. I like it so far.
Jul. 30th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
Looks very stylish indeed.

I keep breaking the search engine. I searched for malbec, didn't notice it had already given me a result and proceeded to try and fill in the other values in the larger form that popped up.
I couldn't fill in values for all of them, so I left fields blank and got 'unexpected error'
- didn't know the limits on rating (out of 10?)
- no idea on sweetness - is it the same over here? 02 over here is a sweet reisling - and I don't tend to think in terms of sweetness with reds.
went back, guessed values, got the same error

Other than that I'm still feeling inspired to add some reviews since I've been exploring a great many BC wines and now I can't remember what I do/don't like! (and they keep bringing out new ones).
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