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Frequently Asked Questions

My Wine Log

  • How do I add wines to my personal Wine Log?
    There are multiple ways to add wines to your personal Wine Log. First, make sure that you are logged in to your account. If you have not yet created an account, please sign up.

    One way to add a wine to your log is by clicking the "Add to Log" button in the right column of the individual wine's page. Once a wine has been added to your log, this button will be deactivated and will instead say "Logged."

      

    You can also click the small "add" button displayed below the star rating scale on a search results page or to the left of the star rating scale when viewing another users' log or your "My Friends" page. Once a wine has been logged, the "add" button will be greyed out to confirm that it is in your log.

      

    A third way to log a wine is simply to rate the wine on either the individual wine's page or the search results page. When you rate a wine, it will also be added to your log with the rating you have chosen. Read the guide to rating wines for instructions.
  • How do I rate a wine?
    First, locate the wine you would like to rate and view the wine's information page by clicking on the name of the wine. When you hover over the star rating scale you will notice the stars change from grey or maroon to pale orange. To rate the wine, highlight the desired number of stars and click your mouse.

    When you rate a wine, it will be added to your log with the rating you have selected. You can update the rating at any time by locating the wine in your Wine Log or in the wine's individual display page and performing the same hover-and-click operation.
  • How do I add notes to wines in my Wine Log?
    After you have added the desired wines to your Wine Log, click on the "My WineLog" tab in the top menu to view your Wine Log. While viewing the "All Wines" tab, click on the "click to add notes" text located immmediately below the name of the wine you would like to add notes to. When you click on the text, it will become an editable text field.

    Type your notes and click the "Save" button to save your notes and exit the editing mode. Use the cancel link to discard any changes you made to the notes and exit the editing mode. Follow the same steps to update or edit your notes about a wine.
  • How do I add wines to my Wine Cellar?
    First, be sure to add any wines you wish to include in your Wine Cellar to your Wine Log. Next, click on the "My WineLog" tab in the top menu to view your Wine Log. While viewing the "All Wines" tab, locate the wine you wish to add to your cellar and click on the "0 Bottles" text. This text is located on the right side of the table immediately below the buttons to delete, send wine information to your phone, and buy the wine.

      

    When you click on the text, it will become editable, similar to when you add notes to a wine. Change the text to the number of bottles in your cellar. Click save. The number of bottles will be updated, and the wine will be placed in your cellar. You can view the wines in your cellar by clicking on the "Wine Cellar" tab.

      

    Follow the same steps to remove a bottle of wine from your cellar.
  • How do I add wines to my Wish List?
    First, be sure to add any wines you wish to include in your Wish List to your Wine Log. Next, click on the "My WineLog" tab in the top menu to view your Wine Log. While viewing the "All Wines" tab, locate the wine you wish to add to your Wish List and click on the checkbox in the column labeled "WL". The checkbox is located to the left of the star rating display.

    Clicking on the checkbox will immediately add the wine to your Wish List. To remove a wine from your Wish List, simply uncheck the box! You can view all wines currently on your Wish List by clicking on the "Wish List" tab on your personal Wine Log page.
  • How do I add friends to My Friends?
    Locate the user's personal WineLog page and click on the "Add as Friend" button. If you know your friend's username, you can locate their log by entering http://www.winelog.net/winelog/Jason. If you do not know your friend's username, you can search for them by email address. Only exact matches will be returned.
  • What's the difference between tasting notes and personal notes?
    Tasting notes are for you to record your comments about the wine, such as the flavors, aromas, food pairing suggestions, and other commentary on the wine (such as if you had a corked bottle or visited the winery and met with the winemaker).

    Because personal notes can be made private, they are an excellent way to enter details about the wine that you would prefer to keep private from the WineLog public. The most popular items included in notes are details that help a person quickly recall the experience with a wine. If the wine was a gift, you may wish to keep a note about who gave it to you, or if you gave the wine to someone as a gift, you could record his or her name in this space. Another example is to record where you purchased the wine. These are only a few of the many uses for your personal notes.

    Many people have chosen to make their personal notes private, but when you are logged in and viewing your own log, you will see the note you have personally written about the wine. Other people may have written personal notes and/or tasting notes about wines you have logged, which you can read on the individual wine's page, but your log page will only show those personal notes and tasting notes authored by you.

My Account

  • How do I change my email address?
    For security reasons, we do not have a simple way for you to change your validated email address. If you have lost access to your on-file email address of would like to change your email address for any other reason, please contact us and we will work with you to update your information.
  • How do I change my password?
    Please use the change password form to update your information. You will need to enter your current password in order to change your password to something else. If you have forgotten your current password, click here to have it sent to the email address you have set up with your WineLog account.
  • How do I change my username?
    We cannot change your username because it is included in your permanent website address at WineLog.net. It is possible that someone has included a link to your WineLog on their blog or bookmarks list, and we would not want to break that link. If you need to change your username, please start a new account using the new name you desire. Contact us to have your existing log information transferred to the new account’s log.
  • How do I update my cell phone information?
    Click the "My Account" tab at the top of the page to view the information on file. From this page, you can update the phone number and wireless carrier tied to your account.
  • How do I cancel my WineLog account?
    If you wish to cancel your WineLog account, please contact us.
  • Is there a fee for using WineLog?
    WineLog is currently completely free. We will never ask for any payment information from you. If someone has contact us about a fee or payment due, please report it and we will investigate the situation.
  • How do I make my WineLog private?
    Click the My Account tab at the top of the page to view the information on file. At this time, we only have privacy settings for your WineLog notes. The options are either "private" or "public." "Public" is the default setting.
  • What is the "bio" section for?
    Bio is a place for you to include a brief personal statement to be shown on your Wine Log page. Include information about what types of wines you enjoy, your hobbies, interests and other fun facts about you.
  • What is my "website"?
    Website is a place for you to include a link to your personal or business website. If you have a blog or a MySpace page, include the link to that website in this field.
  • Where do the numerical wine ratings come from?
    The numerical wine ratings shown on this site are professional wine ratings are scored by the groups listed below. These ratings are based on a 100-point scale and are entered into the WineLog database by users like you.

    The problem with professional wine rating systems is that the score of the wine depends on the person doing the rating. So, while you may use these professional ratings as some indication of the wine's quality, we urge you to place more weight on the WineLog five-star rating, if available, as it is an average measure of the general public's impression of that wine.

    About Wine Spectator Ratings
    Wine Spectator 95-100, Classic; 90-94, Outstanding; 85-89, Very Good; 80-84, Good
    About Wine Enthusiast Ratings
    Wine Enthusiast 98-100, Classic; 94-97, Superb; 90-93, Excellent; 87-89, Very Good; 83-86, Good; 80-82, Acceptable
    About The Wine Advocate Ratings
    The Wine Advocate 96-100, Extraordinary; 90-95, Outstanding; 80-89, Barely above average to very good
    About Wine & Spirits Ratings
    Wine & Spirits 95-100, Superlative/Rare finds; 90-94, Exceptional examples of their type; 86-89, Highly recommended; 80-85, Recommended as good examples of their variety/region
    We do not make any claims to the accuracy of these ratings and are in no way affiliated or associated with the interest groups and publishers listed above, including Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, The Wine Advocate and Wine & Spirits.

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