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06.12.2005

Wine Geography Online

As someone who makes his living in the Design arena, it pains me sometimes to promote a piece of work that is not up to my standards*, but as there is nothing else like this online, it's worth pointing you to the flash based wine region maps that have been put together by Kobrand.

Thanks to Paul over at The Sweet and Sour Spectator for the tip.

* The type treatments are small and poor quality, you can't click on the countries, and aspects of flash that would have made the whole experience better (zooming, transitions, etc.) were not used. If only Google Maps would take a swing at this...sigh.

Comments (4)

06.12.05 at 1:13 PM

Hm. I wonder how they differentiate "Great Vineyards" and "First Class" vineyards in the Mosel since the German Wine Law doesn't differentiate, nor does the VDP (within its smaller set of recognized vineyards). Looks like the only "Great" vineyards in the Mosel are the stretch from Urziger Wurzgarten over to Erdener Treppchen, plus maybe the Piesporter Goldtrofchen (hard to tell where the village is on their maps). All the other famous ones are merely "First Class"

Jack wrote:
06.13.05 at 4:57 PM

Sorry, these are crappy maps to me. I have my standards.

Alder wrote:
06.13.05 at 10:20 PM

Yeah. They are. But there aren't any sites that I know of that have a full set of good maps on them.

Anyone ?

Alder

MA wrote:
02.09.07 at 12:14 AM

I have to say "Jack" that when you say these are crappy maps, i don't think that you fully appreciate the time and expense Kobrand endured to make them and the fact that they are resolution independent and as thorough as http://www.bourgogne-wines.com/index.php?p=481
(you might need to click the far left itty bitty small english flash as the site is in french) Cartography is not easy which is why good maps are hard to find and expensive to make.

Try tracing over someone else's hard work and see how long that takes
...!

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