More new features: help finding images, importers, distributors

Many of you know that the easiest way to find importers or distributors for a wine is to use a filter, e.g. Moët filtered by Trade to find importers/distributors. But I still see a fair number of queries come in like Bruno Giacosa Importer or Aldo Conterno Importer. These will look for the word “importer,” which sometimes gives good results, especially when the producer lists their importers on their site, but often misses the best results. To help with these kinds of queries, Able Grape will now suggest a filter as a query tip.

I’ve also gotten many requests for an image search functionality, and indeed I see a lot of queries coming in like Yarra pictures or Giacosa images (what is it with Bruno Giacosa this week?). And the truth is, there has always been an Image filter category, reserved for a few sites with extensive selections of images (there are hundreds of thousands on Able Grape). I haven’t exposed the Image category in the filter list, but as with distributors and importers, Able Grape will now give you a query tip if you use words like “pictures” or “images” in your query.

Here are a few examples.

Note: you must use the query tips to see the filters; the default results are unchanged, because these are often useful, too. I always try the query both ways.

  • Bruno Giacosa importer (REMINDER: to see the feature, you MUST then click on the query tip at the top of the results page!).
  • Moet importer (REMINDER: to see the feature, you MUST then click on the query tip at the top of the results page!).
  • Giacosa images (REMINDER: to see the feature, you MUST then click on the query tip at the top of the results page!).
  • Yarra pictures (REMINDER: to see the feature, you MUST then click on the query tip at the top of the results page!).

Hopefully this is quite useful. Let me know what you think!

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