posted by mark in Snooth, Snooth User Manual
Snooth is getting quite big now — there’s a lot of code and a lot of features to play with. Any application is bound to have a learning curve. The speed of beating that curve is a function of application usability, but also of the amount of time spent playing around. I like to think of a learning curve as more of a learning hill with a steep slope. To help you climb that learning slope, I’ll point out a few of the things you can do on Snooth, and give some helpful tips for Snoothers old and new.
1. Search for wines.
When you’re looking for prices, or want to read reviews, or want to see when to open that bottle you’ve been saving, this will be your place to start. You can be pretty flexible with your language. Whether you’re searching for a fruity merlot or a crisp Chablis, or a wine from Far Niente Winery, or you simply want a chardonnay under 20 dollars, type it in and see what you get.
Bonus: Does Snooth do something wacky with what you searched for? Send it to us! We’re always looking for ways to improve the Snooth search.
2. Review wines.
So you tried that Far Niente Chardonnay 2004? What did you think? On the detail page you can leave a review and a rating for the wine. It looks like this:
It doesn’t get much simpler than my review, but the next part is where it gets interesting. Let’s say I want to buy a wine I know I really liked in the past.
3. Search your wine.
In seconds, I searched through my tasting notes for all of the chardonnays that I rated 4.5 or above. Here’s what that looks like, on the my wines page. The sidebar tools make that a snap. They look like this:
If you’re like me, you’ve got wines you want to try. Snooth’s wishlist feature allows you to save those wishlisted wines for later. Here’s a step by step:a) Find the wine you want to wishlist. I’ll use the Trio Vintners Sangiovese 2006.b) Look for the +MyWines button. This button will “bookmark” the wine, putting it in your My Wines page.