AbleGrape.com, the first wine search engine

by Eve Resnick on February 19, 2008

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A former executive of yahoo!, Doug Cook, discovered the pleasures of wine and figured out that no search engine was very efficient for wine lovers. He started a list of a few hundred sites and is now up to 33,000 sites and 10 million pages indexed. Why not create a search engine? He had the technological knowledge and the wine spirit!

Called AbleGrape.com, this first wine search engine is very specific to the wine industry: no need to type “St Supery wines” anymore; just type “st supery” and you’ll get all the information you need on the Californian winery. It has a convenient and rather convivial navigation system – even for distracted and non-technological web surfers. I really enjoyed doing research with ablegrape!

Good surf and thanks to Doug Cook!

{ 2 comments }

1 Robert McIntosh February 20, 2008 at 11:27 am

Thanks Evelyne. That site has suddenly burst onto the scene and I see lots of us are talking about it.

I thought you might like to know that all sorts of wine bloggers and wine 2.0 owners have created a forum to network and exchange ideas. I think it would be just your sort of thing! Check out http://www.openwineconsortium.org

In fact, we are about to do a collaborative peer-review of ablegrape.com that you might like to join in on

I think this blog is great and I have subscribed too.

Good luck with the book. My copy will be on pre-order soon

2 Evelyne Resnick February 20, 2008 at 1:30 pm

Hello, Robert

Thank you for your nice comment on the blog. I think indeed I’ll join http://www.openwineconsortium.org very soon. Thanks for the info and see you on that site.

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