New Site and New Features | Catavino
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New Site and New Features

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Ok, so it’s been a long wait but it’s finally here! The new website not only has a new look, but also some new features to explore at your leisure. Let us give you the run down:

  • Most exciting, in our opinion, is our Podcast. We intend to dedicate Podcasts to Interviews, Bodega visits, and some live harvest reports. It’s going to be a lot of work, but we hope people appreciate the material that we will soon offer
  • Searching! On most pages, you’ll notice a search box located at the top of the page. Generally, this allows you to further search into the topic you’re currently viewing. For example, if you’re on the Podcast page, you can search for anything you want within the Podcast category, or you can use the handy drop-down menu to search within one of the categories associated with it. On the sidebar, there will always be the option to search for anything on the entire Catavino site; and if you use the drop-down located on the sidebar, you can narrow your search to the larger umbrella categories.
  • Tasting notes. On the old site, tasting notes came at the end of an article – occasionally making them difficult to find. Now, they have their own page, and if all works out, we’ll be adding some 300+ notes in the next few weeks in an attempt to provide you with more notes on Spanish and Portuguese wines. The exciting part of this new site is your ability to search wines in a variety of ways, as well as the option to subscribe to them by RSS.
  • Top Picks is a new section on Catavino. Our goal with this area is to highlight restaurants, retail shops and tours that go out of their way to promote Iberian wines. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be writing about wine stores and restaurants that not only have a good selection to choose from, but also whose staff is well trained in Iberian wine. In addition, we want to highlight the tour companies that make visiting Iberian wine regions easier. We’ll review, talk to and interview individuals who go out of their way to deliver great service and attention to detail when it comes to Spanish and Portuguese wines.
  • In addition to the above, we’ve separated out Bodega profiles, Regional Profiles and Grape profiles, in order to add more information and faster. It will take a little time to get started, but when we do, expect more coverage and on more topics.

This design took a lot of work and we’re not done yet, but we hope in the near future to be running at 100% again, while providing the content that you want. Please contact us and let us know what you think of the new look and things we can do to improve the site. comments (at) catavino (dot) net

Till soon,

Ryan and Gabriella Opaz