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  • Richard Hemming MW
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  • Richard Hemming MW
19 Oct 2016

While the front end of glides along the information superhighway like a duck on water (we hope), there are people of whom you have never heard energetically paddling away below the surface. Today we are happy to announce the latest updates to this site as a result of all that labour. 

Many improvements we have been working on recently have been behind-the-scenes matters. They may not have a direct impact on how you interact with the site, but they incrementally improve efficiency and usability - for example, by identifying and fixing bugs and improving compatibility across different browsers and devices. Some others are cosmetic changes - such as our tweaked Contact page (accessed via the menu at the bottom of any page on the site).

Our main announcement today, however, concerns an exciting new feature for Purple Pagers: the facility for you to change the order of tasting notes within articles yourself without being a slave to our whims in this respect.

From now on, in most of the tasting articles that we publish, you will see a drop-down menu that will allow you to select how the notes are presented. The options are as follows:

  • default
  • score
  • producer
  • vintage ascending
  • vintage descending
  • appellation

The default option will be explained for each article, and will be whatever the author thought most appropriate for that particular set of tasting notes (order tasted, for example). But if you prefer to see the wines listed in alphabetical order of producer, say, or grouped by vintage, you simply select that option from the menu, and you can always return to the original order by choosing default. We hope you find this feature useful. You can try it out on Ferran's article about Gredos Garnacha published today.

We have tested and tested this new feature, but do of course let us know if you encounter any problems. In the meantime, if you have any feedback about any other aspect of how our site works, or any requests for new features, please feel free to get in touch with us.