For those of you who keep your tasting notes, how do you take them and what do you do with them all?
I have been making a conscious effort to describe or discuss all the wines I drink in one way or another, but I have yet to go so far as to record my notes with any regularity. I enjoy looking back on some of my notes when I have kept them, and in some cases (pun?) they have been incredibly useful for later purchase, for instance on the back of the Society’s 2015 Germany tasting.
I would really value getting sight of what others do in order to get a better idea of what could work for me, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d benefit.
The sorts of questions that come to mind…
Why do you take notes? (For work or qualification? To inform future purchases? Just for the enjoyment? etc.)
When or how often do you write notes? (Every wine? Only the nice stuff? Organised tastings? etc.)
What medium do you use? (Database/Website? Notebook? Index cards? Anything and everything…)
How often do you refer to past notes,? How do you find what you’re looking for?
Have you tried keeping notes in a way that didn’t work for you??
Any thoughts at all would help… thanks!