Every Miller relation I know or can remember has or had a wine collection, and a few went to great efforts to maintain a steady flow of the grapes. Maybe that’s why so many of our family have houses with wine cellars. If you go to that much effort for wine, then you might like the My Wine Storage app for your Mac.
The Wine Database
No matter how colorful the app’s controls, the basic function, it’s raison d’être, if you will, is to be a wine collector’s database that goes just beyond the basics, all the way to an ordering summary so you can keep in stock the wine you cherish the most.
My Wine Storage has an extensive database which ranges from wine types to grape variety to price, from a rating system to wine maker to even the percentage of alcohol and residual sugar. It’s also simple to setup and use, but the app stores so much information you truly need to be of the collector variety.
Mac users will appreciate the option to add or import a photo of the wine or label. Entry fields work with auto-completion for faster entry, and My Wine Storage features a database of wine, wine growing countries, hundreds of wine-growing areas, and more than 1,000 varieties of grapes.
While entering data in My Wine Storage is simple enough, it can be tedious, too, because so much information can be collected. Thank the Grape Gods for auto-complete.
My Wine Storage is decent enough to justify the price but not as full featured or as classy in design as Vinoteka which is priced substantially higher.
So, what are the three other things you can do with wine? #1, drink wine. #2, collect wine. #3, shop for wine. So, #4 is to keep track of your wine in a Mac database.