The main section of the screen shows in the lower portion a notebook with details about your drinks.
When you work with your drinks you will see a notebook with 8 or 9 tabs.
Shows information for a particular vintage and bottle size, this is currently sub-divided into another notebook with three tabs, one for Vintage details, one for Additional vintage details, and one for Bottle details with some commonly used functions accessible through the buttons on the right.
Shows all the purchases for the particular drink/vintage/bottle size
Shows all the consumptions for the particular drink/vintage/bottle size
Shows the details about the tastings you recorded for this drink
Shows the details about ratings (tastings done by others, e.g. Robert Parker, RVF etc) you recorded for this drink
Shows images (bottle label, vineyard etc) for this drink
Shows what ingredient, ingredient group or recipe this wine goes well with - see Wine Families - as defined by Larousse des Vins
Optional tab - depending on what you defined in the preferences.
It might be helpful to explain a little bit on how your data is structured in “The Wine Cellar Book”.
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The database as of Version 3 for “The Wine Cellar Book” contains over 100 tables, about 10 views and over 270 indices.
This table contains the description of each drink, e.g. name, region, etc., it is represented on the Drink details tab.
This table contains the information per vintage, e.g. vintage, alcohol, etc., it is represented on the Vintage details sub-tab on Vintage/Bottle details tab.
This table contains additional vintage information for drinks, it is represented on the Additional Vintage details tab.
This table contains additional vintage information for spirits, e.g. whiskies, it is represented on the Additional Vintage details tab.
This table contains the information per bottle size, e.g. bottle size, storage location, etc., it is represented on the Bottle details sub-tab on the Vintage/Bottle details tab.
This table contains the information per purchase, e.g. quantity, purchase price, price in your currency, etc., it is represented on the Purchases tab.
This table contains the information per consumption, e.g. quantity, reason, etc., it represented on the Consumptions tab.
This structure has many advantages, following are just a few:
It is a bit inconvenient to have to go to multiple tabs to enter information, that is why we provided the Dialog - Purchase a new drink tool bar button which allows you to enter all the data on one screen and the system will take care to store it in the appropriate tables.