[uf-discuss] Proposal: wine

Larry Halff lists at larryhalff.com
Mon Nov 13 19:47:54 PST 2006

Hi Pat,

The only resource I could find on a standard representation of wine  
data is for a desktop application called The Wine Cellar Book (http:// 
www.thewinecellarbook.com/html/en/downloads.html), and example of  
which can be seen here:


As part of the example collection process, it would certainly be  
important to poll any wine-focussed web site developers about  
industry data formats; one of which I know is involved with  
Microformats. :)


On Nov 13, 2006, at 7:10 PM, Pat Ramsey wrote:

> Larry,
> Is there a current recognized standard of categorizing wine? Something
> along the lines of vCard corresponding with hCard? I know there are
> several different scales, it seems there would need to be some way of
> relating one scale with another in order to be able to extract
> information in a usable manner.
> Are you thinking some other system than ratings?
> I like the thinking in this. I'd love to see extractable data on  
> Texas wines.
> Pat
> On 11/13/06, Larry Halff <lists at larryhalff.com> wrote:
>> Hi...
>> Long time subscriber, first time writer.
>> Among other things, I collect wine; probably far too much for my own
>> good. With a variety of wine selling services and vendor aggregators
>> (eg. http://www.wineaccess.com/), amateur collector and review sites
>> (eg. http://www.corkd.com/), and professional review sites (eg.
>> http://winespectator.com/); I know I would personally find it useful
>> to be able to easily extract and aggregate this information.
>> For instance, I'd love to be able to grab my favorite wines from
>> http://calwineries.com/ and import them as wine in my collection on
>> http://corkd.com/. And in the more distant future be able to use a
>> search engine to locate what vendors have a wine, or what bloggers
>> have said about it.
>> Am I off base here, or would it be worthwhile to proceed and document
>> current wine markup practices?
>> larry
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