Mar 12 2015

Many people view wine journals as a superfluous addition to their lives, deemed as unnecessary and consequently purchasing one never crosses their minds.  

But for those who love their wine, a wine journal can have multiple uses, helping you to differentiate between all the wine you’ve tried, as well as the ones proudly displayed in your wine rack which you intend to try in the future.

With its easy to use layout, wine journals are incredibly practical when it comes to taking notes for individual wines. With many having separate sections, including vineyard, region and year, by recording the most information a wine journal allows to users to formulate and specify their own personal likes and dislikes when it comes to drinking wine.

Let’s say you try a red wine at a restaurant that you thoroughly enjoy and want to record so you can drink it again. After marking its details down in your wine journal, you can later experiment by tasting other red wines from the same region, producer or year to help single out what makes that wine tick for you. A wine journal helps a user determine what their own individual taste is wine is like whilst allowing them to explore lots of varieties on the way, providing its user with a wealth of knowledge to transform them from amateur wine drinker to connoisseur.

Most wine journals additionally provide plenty of room for your own tasting notes, meaning that once you’ve bought one, it’s unlikely that you’ll have to buy a replacement ever again.

They’re also not as expensive as you may assume, with many being priced anywhere between £5 - £20. The higher the price the higher the quality, with the Moleskine Passion Wine Journal currently being priced at £18.44 on, but also coming with adhesive levels, detailed sections and a fully embossed cover. Paperchase is also a popular supplier of stylish wine journals both basic and detailed, which provide plenty of space for tasting notes and are priced anywhere between £8 - £15.

Providing sections for red, white, rose, sparkling and much more, a wine journal is therefore a key product to anyone who takes their tipple seriously.