Who would want them on this site to use for research? when you think about it vintage guides are vital information to us in helping be the most informed we can. Why aren't there any on guildsomm, what do people think should they be available on here, just like 3rd party sites? discuss!
This is a topic we have been discussing internally for quite some time. We want to make sure that we are not re-creating information that is done better elsewhere, and find areas that we can provide unique value.
One added value that I think we can provide, is to allow members to vote up and vote down vintages from their perspective. We have been looking at providing a small amount of objective information, such as relative yield, harvest date, and major viticultural challenges, and then letting members weigh-in on their qualitative assessment and make other comments. We don't have anything to deploy now, but we are continuing to work on this internally and would love any feedback.
I think being able to vote on the vintages would be interesting. If for no other reason than to see if there would be any that shouldn’t have been great but are well received in the community.
Something else that I just thought of, which may be a lot more trouble than its worth, would be to potentially to put a list together of some producers (5 or 6) that did well in off vintages and explain why. Then maybe doing the reverse as well.