Ever since Vinous bought it and made it a pay to play it has become pretty sad.
Just today I This email hit my inbox…
I click on Delectable and find this from
7 years, yes, 7 years ago.
Between the app not recognizing half the wines I upload to such up to date database adds it’s become something that I once used every day to something I occasionally use when I go out to eat. Once in the past 6 months.
Are you done with it too or am
I just an old guy yelling at a cloud?
It’s not a Cellartracker type of app. It’s a social networking wine app where users posted what they were drinking in image format with a quick rating/note or-not to share where they are enjoying it and with whom. Frequented by winemakers and other ITBs it used to be a place to find what’s trending in wine. Now it’s become an afterthought.
I use Instagram for this. More people, better interface, no app switching, better post variety (ie not just direct label shots) and context (ie drank next to). Sure you can’t buy direct and you have to actually type what you had but overall a better experience for me on insta.
I’m starting to use Instagram some, but it isn’t a real substitute for me because I’m not going to type enough details into the entries to be able to find each wine when searching back for them. I have over 4,000 wines entered in Delectable and while their search engine isn’t the best, it serves the purpose of assisting my memory.
Here’s something you may not know about Delectable, and my non compete has expired I believe, for the first 2 years when all you peeps used to take pictures of your wine bottles so the ‘algorithm’ could identify your wine label… Myself and 9 other individuals were the algorithm. The facial recognition software was never able to identify the nuances of wine labels. Your photos used to ping right to my phone or laptop and I’d enter al the info into the database and ‘identify’ your wine and send the card back to you.
Vivino and Delectable always seemed relatively identical. With more usage, Vivino is the winner, and it still functions when you don’t have a connection, which is nice. So far, the bottle IDing in Vivino works pretty well. It tries to sell you stuff, but what doesn’t these days. Outside bottle pics tho, CT is still the big winner, of course. Doesn’t Vivino and CT have a connection, or had, or I’m dreaming?
FWIW “non-compete” is not the same as a confidentiality or non-disclosure clause. Keeping confidentiality is often in perpetuity, not time bound. I will let you be the judge of your own legal obligations, but if this is something that is not public info, you may be in violation.
Yeah my thoughts exactly - Delectable and Vivino serve roughly the same purpose as far as I’m aware but Vivino has won out, and it’s really a winner-take-most dynamic here, as users will gravitate to the app that has more reviews / users already.