I've had a lot of good feedback for my Bordeaux quiz and I've rolled out a few more (and plan to continually add more). Here's the link to the main page where you can get to all the region quizzes. The map on the page will update automatically as I add more regions.
Not sure if anyone else had this issue, but when I go in, on the left bank it doesn't allow selection of an individual region; it selects a larger area and everything stays purple or red.
Julie DeFriend, can you tell me specifically which region you're clicking on? I'll see if I can replicate the issue. I'm guessing this is a multiple selected region "feature", e.g if you select Pauilac, it will come up purple with Medoc, Haut-Medoc and Pauillac all accepted as answers, since the point selected falls within all 3 regions.
In regards to the entire left bank, it really only allows me to select the northern part (Medoc, St E, Paulliac, etc.) or the southern part (Pessac, Graves, etc.) It does allow me to select (and yellow out) Medoc and Graves, but with any of the more specific regions it gets weird; they won't turn yellow/allow individual selection; they stay red or purple.
I've reworked some of the user interaction and added more maps. Beaujolais, Rhone, Languedoc and Jura are all now available.
I've updated the Bourgogne Quiz to include most the AOC. So if you're really into Bourgogne or just a masochist, check it out. There are 66 AOC listed.
Alsace has been added!
Ben Baranowski, These are amazing, and thanks for putting them together--great study aid for the 21st century. One thing I've noticed--I'm not sure if there's a way for you to account for different spellings and/or capitalizations when inputting the answers, but I've noticed that it'll mark the answer wrong if, say, you put in "Entre deux Mers" instead of "Entre Deux Mers," as well as "St. Estephe" instead of "Saint Estephe."
Dustin, Thanks for the feedback! I've been thinking how to handle this. Especially since I've bastardized a lot of the French to make it easy to type in. No one wants to figure out how to type an e with the graves accent to get the correct answer. I think this could be solved by having an alternate spellings list that holds all the "acceptable" variants. I look into adding that.
Ben Baranowski, this is such a helpful tool for all of us! Thank you so much for doing this! If I could give some constructive feedback, the one area I could with room for improvement is in the multiple selected regions. For instance, if I select the area of Gevrey-Chambertin I first have to enter all of the Grand Crus. I think it would be more helpful to ask for the encompassing area first (Gevrey-Chambertin) and then have it break down into the separate grand crus. You do this with Fixin and Cote de Nuits Villages. Once again thanks for this it is immensely helpful.
Thanks for the feedback, it's always much appreciated. There should be no order for multiple regions. You can enter the names in any order you choose and it should count them all. With this being said, there is probably a better way to count progress when there are multiple regions and I'll add that to my list of things to ponder. Bourgogne and it's overlapping AOC have made me make a number of user-interaction changes. Feel free to PM me if I've misread your intent or if you have other ideas.
Ben, thank you so much for creating this! I found it at the perfect time as I'm preparing for a Somm exam. So helpful!
Great work Ben! Thanks.
This is terrific!!! I have some specific questions about the Alsace portion. Steinklotz is not accepted even though that is the most northern GC AOC to my understanding. I was a bit confused over the layering of the AOCs. It is hard to find maps of Alsace vineyards (rather than just the map of towns and GCs.) So would be interested to learn how you put Alsace together
Jeannie, there was a misspelling for Steinklotz, I've fixed that. Regarding the layering, there's not a lot of rhyme or reason to which AOC go into which layers. I'm just trying to organize the AOC so that by toggling layers, you can view all the AOC without any overlap. I'm thinking through different ways to provide a better experience. The layering works, but is not totally ideal. Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated!
Dustin Chabert, this feature has been included in the most recent release. I'll slowly be going back through the regions and adding alternate spellings.