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5th December 2009, 05:39 AM
Does anyone know of a wine cellaring management system to suit Mac, value of wines must be able to be shown in Australian dollars ( AUD).
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

5th December 2009, 02:43 PM
I don't know of any specialised software, but Bento is a simplified database program that may meet your requirements?

6th December 2009, 05:40 PM
Mac Wine Software - Wine Cellar Software for Collectors (http://www.wine-software.net/winext.shtml)

Vinoteka - Your Wine Software And Cellar Manager (http://www.vinotekasoft.com/)

7th December 2009, 05:17 PM
WOW, there really is an app for everything these days.

8th December 2009, 09:50 AM
I've played with a LOT of wine cellar management software over the last few years.

Unless you're building it yourself you'll probably find that there is no system that is perfect for Australian centric wine collectors. Most software will actually offer too many choices for the average Aussie consumer, and offer confusing options and terms that have little meaning to most wines available in the big stores.

However, once you start collecting wine you'll probably find that you eventually start moving beyond just drinking Aussie stuff. So a wine cellaring program that is a little bit difficult to get to grips with at the start, but that isn't limiting when you've moved up to Old World wines is actually a good thing.

Personally I'm a reasonable fan of Vinoteka, but it does have its quirks. The process for adding a bottle to your cellar can be a bit long winded. It's set up with the view that you'll enter a wine once, and maybe buy it many, many times over. That's great for a lot of people - because that's probably the normal method. For me, who has LOTS of single bottles it's a little bit of a pain, but nothing I'm not willing to put up with. I'd also like it if the graphical overview of the bottles could be zoomed out a bit so that I can see more than a dozen bottles on screen at once when looking through the references.

Having said that, I do love the ability to add a bottle reference then store it in one of any number of cellars, and store it in within a specific place in a custom sized rack. I've got four places that I store my wine: A wine fridge at home, a cupboard at home, the wine racks at the office and the big cellar off-site. To be able to easily look at exactly where any individual wine is makes things so much easier for me.

If only it scanned barcodes... then it wouldn't take me the hours and hours and hours that it currently has to input just a small part of the wines I have.

8th December 2009, 12:42 PM
There are two in Apple Downloads - 'Weinkeller' and 'Wine XT'. Weinkeller seems to offer a trial period and both are shareware so worth a look.

8th December 2009, 12:47 PM
There are two in Apple Downloads - 'Weinkeller' and 'Wine XT'. Weinkeller seems to offer a trial period and both are shareware so worth a look.

Wine XT isn't worth a look in my opinion. It's very below par software that looks bad, and is a pain in the ass to work with over time.

Haven't played with Weinkeller at all.

9th December 2009, 09:49 PM
I swear I just posted about this, but it didn't post. Meh..

Try this one. It's great! iTunes Store (http://itunes.apple.com/app/wine-notes/id327885328?mt=8)

I just picked it up today and it's perfect for me and the @winewedrink (http://twitter.com/winewedrink)