General Help about WikiSpaces
Specific Help about the text editor

Please-Do not make entries by erasing or over-writing the entries of others!


I have noticed recently that a few of you have gotten in the habit of adding entries by taking an existing post and simply erasing the date, comment and name of the poster and inserting your own information. PLEASE do not do this. It is easy to make entries using either the default visual editor or the text editor.

Please Include Your Name Each TIme You Add a Post


Please include your name at the end on each wine you post about in the requested format, i.e., [Your Name]. This is not an anonymous board. Moreover, if you think about it, once two people fail to post their names the comments have no context.

Do I need to be member to edit a page?


Simply put, no. You can jump right in and start adding your information without first requesting to be a member of this wiki. You can however apply for membership if you please, I usually approve the requests asap, but can't make a commitment as to how long the approval process can take. --Guillaume

Which editor to use?


On any page you have the possibility of clicking on "Edit" which will put you in Edit mode. There are 2 editors: the "visual" one and the "text" one. The visual editor is the easiest to use. The text editor is more precise and allows greater flexibiilty in moving, cutting and pasting, etc.

In order to switch to the text editor you can either click on the button at the bottom of the page called "Use Text Editor", or, if you are logged in, click on the "Settings" link (top-right corner of the page) and select the text editor as default editor.

Most of the explanations below refer to the text editor.

How to add a producer


Go to our home page and click on Edit. Scroll down to the list of producers and find the space where you should insert the new producer (the list is sorted alphabetically on last names).

If you are using the text editor you should add an item in the list in the following way:

* [[Last Name, First Name]] or alternately * [[Name, Domaine]]

or, as an example:

* [[Amiot, Guy]] or * [[Leflaive, Domaine]]

The star (*) indicates a new item in a list. The double square brackets ([[ and ]]) indicate a link. The first item is the name of the target page, the second item is what will appear on the page. The 2 items are separated by a pipe (|).

If you are using the visual editor you should click on the button called "link" in the toolbar which will ask you for 3 fields:
- Link Text: put the name of the producer in the format "LastName, FirstName", same format as other names in the list
- Wiki: should say "oxidized-burgs", do not modify this field
- Page Name: put the same as in "link text", i.e. "LastName, FirstName"

Click "Add Link" and Save the page. Once you have saved the page, you can click on the name of the producer. If you are a registered user you can then start to edit the page, which will in effect create it.

Important: Guests (non-registered users) can edit all the pages but only registered users can create them.

How to add a vintage


If a vintage does not appear in the list, you should add it as a "Heading 2" item (visual editor), or by surrounding it by double equal signs (==).

How to add a wine


  • First of all please be careful to add your comment directly in the edit window (i.e. in the middle of the existing text) and not in the optional comment field at the bottom of the page!
  • Add a new line for each entry, even if it means repeating the name of the wine. It increases readability.
  • The vintage is indicated in the section name and does not need to be repeated every time.
  • Add wines in alphabetical order.
  • Add wines in chronological order of tasting date (in order to see evolution in time of the phenomenon)
  • Keep the information short and to the point (to increase readability)
  • Keep the wine name short, e.g. "Puligny Pucelles" instead of "Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Pucelles" - we know what we are talking about!
  • Include an external link to a fully fledged TN if you wish to do so, such as this
    • [[http://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=155489|this]]
  • When submitting information about a specific wine please use the following format:
    • * **wine** (date): comment [contributor]
    • wine (date): comment [contributor]
  • This should e.g. look like this:
    • * **Batard-Montrachet** (21 Nov 2005): oxidised [Guillaume Deschamps]
    • Batard-Montrachet (21 Nov 2005): oxidised [Guillaume Deschamps]