Vinoteka Wine Cellar Software
Since I've started to learn more about wine, I find myself with quite a few bottles at home now. To the point where I need to keep track of them. I found Vinoteka, a Prague-based software company, has an easy-to-use program that you can download from the Apple app store to use one you laptop. It's a little pricey at ¥4,200 (about $40 US) on the Japan Apple App store, but the graphics are definitely worth it. It's a lot of fun to use, especially since you can upload snapshots of your wine labels and attach them to bottles so that they actually match the ones you have at home! More importantly, you can type in all the necessary information about each of your wines, and the program backs up all of your information. Although this is supposed to be just for wines that you cellar, I also use it to keep track of all my tastings. There's even a 'wine tasting note' feature. My only concern is about transferring all the data when I have to get a new computer. The program does backup all the photos of your wine labels, but I'm not quite sure how the program backs up all the information you input for each wine, especially since there isn't a 'cloud' option for storage. In the meantime, I've made separate PDF files of all of my wines and tastings just as a back up.