Access Corkscore.com from your computer and use the powerful tools to sort, filter and share your wine reviews. Learn more »
Get the best mobile experience with the dedicated iPhone and Nokia Ovi Apps. Browse your wine reviews, check prices and search the Corkscore review database. Learn more »
Use the Corkscore.com/m website, specially formatted for mobile phones, to access reviews and write tasting notes. Learn more »
No mobile internet? Send your tasting notes via email. Learn more »
Corkscore is your personal repository for tasting notes. Ever forgotten the name of a great wine you've tasted?
Now you can store your wine notes in the "cloud" and access them anywhere through your mobile phone and the web.
Just love love love a wine? Rave about it. Or perhaps you find it completely undrinkable. Whatever your opinion, let it be known — that is the role of a critic.
There are many wine rating systems, from 5 stars, 20 points, right up to 100. Corkscore is based on the 100 point scale. Does a rating out of 100 indicate a level of accuracy that doesn't exist? Perhaps, but only objectively — all wine ratings are inherently subjective (unless performed by machine). Corkscore has recognised the need for a rating scale with enough granularity for tasters to truly subjectively rank the wines they drink.
The 5 star system always seemed too rough. There are many 5 star wines, but tasters want to discern between which of those are phenomenal wines, and which are just very good. One would be probably better off using a binary system - liked it, or didn't like it.
The 20 point scale is used for show judging, but is very analytical and perhaps artificial in its division of points for appearance (3), nose (7) and palate (10). This system can cause problems, for example, a wine with a superb nose may rate poorly on the palate, or conversely, an average nose may pull down the score of a wine with a perfect palate.
Corkscore also recognised the need for a like/dislike rating. Many times, a taster can appreciate a make and quality of a wine, but personally simply dislikes a particular flavour. So he or she may rate it 93, but rate it 3 on the like/dislike scale, i.e. "The wine is well made, but it smells of *shudder* licorice, and I hate licorice."
The iPhone and Nokia Ovi Apps are the most convenient way to write tasting notes, access Corkscore wine information on your mobile, and the only way to store your location with your wine notes.
Tasting notes entered on the iPhone or Nokia Ovi App automatically include the location where you drank the wine. On the Corkscore.com website your tasting notes will be plotted on a map.
Not sure how to spell Lupé Cholet Domaine Chateau Gris Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru "Les Fournières"?
Corkscore recognises and suggests wine names as you type. Our iPhone app gives you the same desktop grade autocomplete performance as on the Corkscore website.
Download the Corkscore App from iTunes or the Nokia Ovi Store. Alternatively, tap the App Store icon on your iPhone or the Nokia Ovi Store icon on your Nokia Symbian3 device, and search for "corkscore".
Corkscore.com/m is specially formatted for the mobile phone. It supports all modern phones with web browsers, including modern Nokia® and Blackberry® phones.
Search for the wine name, then click "Review this wine". Add the vintage, your notes and the rating.
On the normal Corkscore website you can add even more details.
Our mobile site has been specially formatted for small screens and slow data connections.
Checking a wine's price, its blend or where it comes from has never been simpler or faster.
Your tasting notes easily and swiftly accessible, sorted either alphabetically or by date. Never forget a wine again.
When you have limited data coverage, send tasting notes straight to your Corkscore account using email.
When you email a wine review to your Corkscore account, we use our secret-sauce algorithm to identify the wine you tasted, as well as the score, variety and price in your note.
The incoming messages are stored and highlighted as "unverified" with the icon .
Click [Edit] to verify the email wine note, confirming that the wine name, winery, variety and rating are correct, and add more detail such as location and price.
From your computer the Corkscore website gives you the advanced tools to edit, sort, filter, explore and compare your tasting notes with ease.
Using our powerful search function on every page, you can go directly to a wine or browse all the wines of a winery.
If we have the winery's address, we'll even plot it on a map for you. Explore the region surrounding a winery using satellite imagery - maybe even uncover something about their terrior.
With over 100,000 wines, Corkscore has the most complete database of wines from Australia, New Zealand, US and Germany — and that's not even counting the separate vintages!
We also have most Bordeaux wines, as well as many Burgundies, and are constantly adding more wines.
Imagine... you just drank that fantastic 2001 shiraz from the Hunter Valley and want to compare it to a similar shiraz you had tasted months ago.
Before Corkscore this would have been a lost cause. With a few clicks on the website, you can select "shiraz" from the filter and, voilà, you can immediately see all your shiraz tasting notes sorted by date.
Corkscore has a variety of advanced filtering and sorting tools. See what you can do with them!
For example, you can filter your tasting notes for all Pinot Noirs from the Yarra Valley in a particular vintage, and sort the results by winery.
Want to see the wines you've tasted on a calendar? Just click on the [Cal] button in the control pane to view your tastings notes per month.
You can still apply filters in calendar view, to see wines from, say, certain regions, varieties or wineries.
Tasting notes entered on the iPhone app automatically include the location where you drank the wine. See your tasting notes plotted on a map.
Next time in a bottle shop or restaurant, use the Corkscore iPhone App or mobile website to check out the cellar door and general retail prices. Make sure you are getting a good deal.
We have collected price data for over 100,000 wines and are constantly adding more. Perhaps that 200% markup is a bit steep. Never overpay again.