Adegga: social discovery tool where you can get recommendations from people you know.
Cork’d: wine 2.0 site and newsletter.
87/100: Cork’d was formerly simply an online wine community with a very basic interface. Despite its quite poorly developed interactive features, it is among the more useful places online to share wine experiences. After Gary V bought Cork’d it is poised to become the ” pulse on the wine world and an online playground for all things wine”. I must admit I frequent the site less and less, quite possibly because of the web 2.0 overload out there (reviewed 18 Oct 2010 by trondau).
88/100: Grapestories is a beta version of the useful, yet antiquated tool Cellartracker, but for some reason, choosing between them feels a bit like choosing between, apples and pears, or more aptly, choosing between Apple and Windows. The strange thing is, I prefer the original retro-look with more content hitting each eyeball (reviewed 18 Oct 2010 by trondau).
Krushed Grapes: the sexy solo debut album of Hanif-Jamiyl aka “CabCabernet” brings hip hop and R&B to the topic of wine and a bit beyond. “Krushed Grapes is a lifestyle. The lifestyle of enjoying life to the fullest. Millions of us aspire to this life. This is our community.”
Tastewine: a social store that helps you discover new wines and friends with similar taste.
85/100: Tastewine is a very basic concept based on the idea that people have clear preferences in terms of wine. However, even though the notion of a TasteID is appealing, it is almost impossible to execute well. The site may work well for beginners or as a complement to your own experimentation, but can quickly become a straitjacket (reviewed 18 Oct 2010 by trondau).
VinCellar: online wine cellar management system and online community.
88/100: Any wine cellar management tool only appeals to a specific type of wine geek with a lot of time and collector’s itch installed. However, I must admit that the statistics provided by the site are quite cool: Total # wines 643,741, Total # bottles 3,737,850, Total value $693,014,733, Tasting notes 52,906, Bottles consumed/day 484 (reviewed 18 Oct 2010 by trondau).
ViniVino: wine social network.
- Internet – paradise for wine lovers? (bkwineblog.blogspot.com)