When any group of wines is displayed in a table it can be printed just as seen on the computer display. The software allows the columns within the wine table to be moved around and expanded or contracted. It allows columns not of interest to be "hidden". It also allows the number of rows per column to be adjusted. All of these capabilities were used to produce the table with three wines illustrated in the discussion on searching for wines.

The software also comes with numerous predefined reports which produce statistical analyses of: 1) your wine cellar 2) the entire wine database or 3) a selected subset of the database. maturity.gif - 14.5 K For example, as shown, you can ask for an analysis of wines based upon their maturity. The computer will look at the date range specified by Robert Parker for drinking each wine and the current date. Based upon this comparison wines will be grouped in drinking maturity ranges, as shown. The wines can be further subdivided based upon variety (as shown), producer, vintage, country and a number of other factors. Note that only 2 of the 70 varieties found are shown in this example.

Another analysis looks at wines in your cellar or in any subset you choose from the entire wine database by Parker's rating ranges. The ranges are according to the scale of 50-100 used in The Wine Advocate.

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Within this scale wines are grouped as:

As before, the wines can be further subdivided by producer, vintage, country, region within a country or location within a region (as shown). Note that only 3 of the 374 locations found are shown in the example.

drinkmap.gif - 14.4 KYet one more analysis is the automated Drink Plan. Here the computer looks at the quantity of wines in your cellar based upon any of the subdivisions available (variety, producer, vintage, country and others) and shows how many bottles are available during each year over the next decade. Consideration is given for the date range during which each wine should be consumed according to Parker. The computer assumes that each wine will be consumed at a constant rate during that range. Thus, for example, if your cellar contains 10 bottles of a chardonnay which should be drunk over the next two years according to Parker, the computer will add five bottles each year to the Drink Plan. Note that only 3 of the 20 varieties found and 6 of the 10 years reported are shown in this example.

Producing any of these reports (or dozens of others not shown here) is simply a matter of asking for it. There are no complex questionnaires to complete. Production typically takes a few seconds.