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waitress Sep 26, 2010 05:58 PM

Does anyone use any of the popular cellar tracking systems? Any advice or comments on Manage Your Cellar, CellarTracker or IWM Cellars?

Thanks in advance.

  1. SteveTimko Sep 26, 2010 11:05 PM

    I've only used CellarTracker! It's hard to figure what needs it doesn't meet. I've seen some discussion on wine boards and it seems the things other do that it doesn't are pretty minor.
    How many locations will you be storing wine?

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    1. re: SteveTimko
      SteveTimko Sep 28, 2010 11:00 AM

      The main flaw, by the way, is that it's Web-based so your entry point has to have access to the Web. That can be difficult in a buried cellar.

    2. Gussie Finknottle Sep 27, 2010 03:52 AM

      Cellar Tracker.

      Try it for free, use it for free. So rich in functionality.

      CT has another flavor -- same database but different front end that is supposed to be more user friendly and has 'social networking' aspect - see http://www.grapestories.com/

      See what takes your fancy.

      (Personally I think Grapestories sucks big time but CT is a thing of beauty.)

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      1. re: Gussie Finknottle
        SteveTimko Sep 27, 2010 09:44 AM

        Grapestories is the new version of CellarTracker! It's what Eric wans to migrate everyone to.

        1. re: SteveTimko
          Gussie Finknottle Sep 30, 2010 12:28 PM

          Yes. That is the problem.

          Its not a new version, its quite different thats why it has a new (stupid) name.

          1. re: Gussie Finknottle
            cellartracker Oct 4, 2010 03:58 PM

            Thanks so much...

      2. Cookiefiend Sep 27, 2010 10:20 AM

        Another fan of CellarTracker here - it's, well, amazing.

        I know GrapeStories is the way of the future - Eric's working on improving it and making it more intuitive. It's great for adding new purchases and re-organizing the cellar (moving bottles from one row to another) but it's not as easy to use as CT right now. I make myself use it so I can become more familiar with it, but revert to CT if I can't figure out how to get the information I'm looking for on GrapeStories.

        I'm sure this puts me squarely in the Old Fart/Stick in the Mud camp. I'm learning though!

        1. ibstatguy Sep 27, 2010 12:27 PM

          I've been very happy with CellarTracker. No experience yet with Grape Stories

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            RicRios Sep 27, 2010 04:49 PM

            I use none of the above, but have a question for people that do:
            Do any of these systems allow users to export/import data into a format such that other systems mentioned will recognize?
            Or in other words, how easy is it to migrate from one system to another?

            1. njfoodies Sep 28, 2010 10:03 AM

              CellarTracker/Grape Stories. Only resource one needs. Kudos Eric! -mJ

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