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CellarTracker vs. Snooth

January 30, 2011 Leave a comment

I don’t want to get into this debate at all really, but I’m writing this more to support CellarTracker here.  To me, this really reflects poorly on Snooth.  Whether innocent mistake or not, ethically, this is still unacceptable.  For those unfamiliar, it sounds like Snooth has been “scraping” data from the CellarTracker website.  I’ve been a user of CellarTracker for a couple of years.  I’ve occassionally browsed and contributed to the Snooth site as well, but no more.  I’ve removed my account.

Here is Eric LeVine’s newsletter from CellarTracker on the subject.  And you have to commend him for being awfully forgiving in the circumstances.  Eric provides links in his newsletter to the blogs that originally identified the data scraping.

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CellarTracker Redesigned (Grape Stories)

April 17, 2010 3 comments

Just saw that Cellartracker has a new re-designed site up.  Although the new site is still in beta, it is much more user friendly and intuitive than the old version.  The new version looks like it’s going to go by the name Grape Stories.  Click HERE to check out the new site.  Very cool looking.

I’ve been a big fan of Cellartracker for over a year now.  Eric LeVine, the founder, provides an incredibly useful database tool for writing reviews, reading reviews, and keeping an inventory of your wine.  Their product beats any software alternative, at least as far as I’m concerned.  And it operates on a donation basis (while you can use it for free, donations are recommended).

If you haven’t already, head on over an check it out.