Tips for taking wine notes you can use from PC Magazine.
Whether you’re just starting to learn about wine or have been meaning to get a system in place for taking more serious notes about all the bottles in your cellar, the expert advice below will steer you in the right direction.
“I wish that I had begun earlier taking notes in some kind of a database that I could manipulate instead of putting everything on paper,” says Thomas Matthews, executive editor at Wine Spectator. In his early days of exploring wine, most of the time he was actually drinking, he wasn’t in front of a computer. “The best you could do was scribble a couple of notes on a napkin,” he says. He did catalog a lot of his tasting notes into paper notebooks, which he still references but dreams of one day scanning and digitizing.