The Cellar Tab

The Cellar tab is the place where you manage your wine cellar. You can add bottles to your cellar (organizing them as you prefer) and remove them (either by browsing the cellar or by selecting a bottle based on a variety of criteria).

If you have a wine fridge that you want to treat as a wine rack, you may have the problem that your fridge has shelves instead of bins. In this case, you should partition the shelves to create smaller 'pseudo-bins' that can be homogeneous.

Defining a Rack

The first step is to define your (initial) wine rack.

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Give the rack a name, specify the capacity of each bin (bins are compartments of a rack which contain bottles), and specify the geometry of rack. (Note that racks with one bottle per bin look different than racks with multiple bottles per bin.)

Tap Save.

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Notice that the row ("A", "B", "C") and column ("1", "2", …) values are indicated in each bin. For bins which can contain more than one bottle, the number of bottles in each bin is also indicated.

Adding Bottles

Let's assume that you have some bottles on hand. (For this example, we have two bottles of 2018 Domaine Does Granges Mâcon-Fuissé IGT on hand)

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The blue-highlighted bins are available for the first bottle. (Since the rack was previously empty, all of the bins are blue-highlighted, meaning you could put the bottle anywhere.)

Let's put this bottle in bin B1 (second row, first column). To do so, just tap on the bin; it turns darker blue to indicate selection. Also, the Add button appears. To add the bottle, just tap it.

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The bottle appears in bin B2. (Be sure to insert the actual bottle in your physical rack to match!)

Now repeat with the second bottle. Notice that you can't put it in B1 because than bin is already full. (That's because you specified earlier that for this rack, bins can only contain one bottle. If you had multi-bottle bins, things would be different.)

You can use the left and right arrows to move through the on-hand bottles. (You can pick and choose which bottles to add to your celler.) Tap Close when you're done adding bottles.

Finding Bottles

Wine Corner lets you see what's in your cellar and select a bottle to drink without going downstairs and squinting at the bins:


It you tap a non-empty bin in your cellar, a pop-up will appear displaying it's contents.

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Tap the information ( i ) button on that pop-up to display more information, and possibly remove bottle(s) from the bin.

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Tap Remove to remove the bottle from the rack. (And physically remove it!)

Choosing a Bottle

Browsing your cellar is not the best (or most efficient) way to find a particular bottle of wine. You can do better.

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This dialog has two sections (top and bottom). The top section contains selection criteria. The bottom section shows the bottles in your cellar that meet the current selection criteria. With no criteria specified, all wines are listed.

Let's say we're looking for an Italian red. We start with color. Note how selecting "red" changes the list of available wines.

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Now we select Italy as the country of origin, and the list narrows further.

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We can select the Primitivo by tapping it in the bottom section. Since there are more than one bottle available, we have a further choice — which bottle(s) we want.

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Taking Inventory

Keeping Wine Corner up to date with your actual wine cellar takes a bit of persistence. It's pretty easy to forget to record a change every time you add or remove a bottle from your cellar. So it is possible that the record of your cellar in Wine Corner and the actual complement of bottles that are actually in it can be different.

We fix this by Taking Inventory.

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The function starts with the first bin in the current rack. The display shows you what Wine Corner has in that bin. It then asks you if this is correct or incorrect.

If it is correct, tap the (green) checkmark button; the dialog will advance to the next bin.

If there is a discrepancy, tap the (red) X button; the dialog will offer options for what the bin actually contains.

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Select the correct option and if necessary, provide information about what is really in that bin.

You don't need to do a complete inventory at one sitting. Notice the buttons along the top of the dialog.

Updating Bottle State

Over time, bottles will be in a number of different states:

Wine Corner works best if its record of a bottle's state matches reality. You make this happen using this the update feature.

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A list of logically-reasonable transitions is shown. (This is not a list of all possible transitions, just the ones that make sense.) Note that some transitions are handled elsewhere in Wine Corner; these cases are noted in red.

Tap the transition you want. For example, suppose you've just finished a bottle. You should change it's state from "open" to "finished". Tap on that item.

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A new window opens showing all of the bottles in the open state. (Here, there's only one.) Select it and tap Done. The bottle's state will be changed.