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Feature Announcement: Updating Directly From The Inventory Page

Posted August 25, 2019 by Scott   |    Permalink

I am excited to announce our latest feature enhancement -- you can now make inventory adjustments directly on the Inventory page!

When viewing your inventory, use the button to update a bottle, or remove it altogether.

Or click Add Bottle to add a new bottle to your inventory, directly from the page.

Using the Alexa Skill is still the best way to manage your inventory. Doing it in the moment is the easiest by far! Today's update gives you one more way to keep your inventory up to date.

Let us know what you think!


Alexa, tell The Wine Cellar I'm drinking some 2016 Reverie Rousanne Marsanne

Posted August 25, 2019 by Scott   |    Permalink

2016 Reverie Rousanne Marsanne


Frequently Asked Questions

Posted August 18, 2019 by Scott   |    Permalink

What is The Wine Cellar?

The Wine Cellar is the easiest way to manage your wine — by voice! Use Amazon Alexa to add and remove bottles, and our modern web app to see what you have.

What do I say?

We designed The Wine Cellar to let you speak naturally. Try these phrases:

  • "Alexa, open The Wine Cellar and add a bottle of 2018 Stags' Leap Sauvignon Blanc."
  • "Alexa, open The Wine Cellar and remove a bottle of 2016 Duckhorn Merlot."
  • "Alexa, tell The Wine Cellar I bought three bottles of 2017 Meiomi Pinot Noir."
  • "Alexa, tell The Wine Cellar I'm drinking some 2018 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay."

How do I get started?

Just enable the Alexa skill, follow the prompts to add some bottles, and then come back here to view your inventory. Click here for details.


Version 2 is now live!

Posted August 18, 2019 by Scott   |    Permalink

Since releasing The Wine Cellar two months ago, we've put a lot of work into making the skill more conversational.

We like to think of it like we're talking to a person, not a computer. So many Alexa skills fail this test, and make you say very specific, robotic things. "Alexa, turn the kitchen lights to 50." Nobody in real life says that, so why do we have to say it to our voice assistants?

With this update, we focused a lot on making Alexa respond to how people really talk. Now, in addition to "Alexa, open The Wine Cellar and add a bottle of...", say "Alexa, tell The Wine Cellar I bought a case of..." Or, "Alexa, tell The Wine Cellar I'm drinking some..."

How else can we make it better? Let us know!


Announcing The Wine Cellar!

Posted June 20, 2019 by Scott   |    Permalink

I made a thing - announcing The Wine Cellar!

The Wine Cellar is an Alexa skill that lets you keep track of your wine inventory by voice. Many people need to keep an accurate inventory - for insurance, for investment, or just for fun. But it's easy to fall behind, and hard to catch up when you do! With The Wine Cellar, it only takes one sentence, that you can do in the moment.

Take a look and let me know what you all think. I'd love for people to use it! Or if it ends up being a niche product for just me, that's okay too, it was a lot of fun and I'm still proud of it!