We received this Moleskine journal as a gift, after expressing an interest in wine, from my parents who are wine lovers. Even as someone who has very little experience with drinking, tasting, and analyzing wine, this journal is pretty much exactly what we didn't know we wanted. We are using it to chart the 'better-than-bottom-shelf' wines we try (so, for example, I wouldn't put Boone's Farm in here - but I also wouldn't drink Boone's, so maybe that's not all that relevant).
This journal has lots of things going for it, not least of which is the typical Moleskine construction quality. The pages are sturdy and easy to write on without smudging, the accordion pocket is well built, and the stickers Moleskine includes are very well done. More so than some of the other Passions journals, the extra tabbed pages at the back serve this particular journal well. They have included stickers for things like Beers and cocktails should one also wish to keep track of those, and each of the tabbed pages is divided into five sections with ample room to write names and comments on any subject you choose for the section itself. There are blank stickers that allows one to let their creativity run wild too.
In the main part of the journal, the pages are set up with an area to write what the wine was, what grapes were in it, and where it was produced, along with some other information (like who you tried it with, what you ate, that sort of thing) and then there is an area where you can write your first and ongoing impressions of the nose and appearance and taste. I've found that there is ample room to write what I need to in each section, while at the same time the sections for just 'biographical' information are not too large, giving the opinion portion of the page as much room as possible.
This journal does suffer from a similar deficiency that the Moleskine Passions Book Journal suffers from, and that is Moleskine, in trying to make something really useful, over-designed the final product and decreased its usefulness somewhat. There are tabs for a number of different types of wines (reds, whites, sweet, etc.), but they each have the same number of pages as each other. I know that I will fill up the red and white sections looooong before I fill up the Rosé section. They would have done better to make the distribution of pages follow a typical wine store's offerings (i.e. more reds and whites, less sweet wines) or some similar metric that would provide more pages to the more commonly consumed styles. This of course doesn't account for taste in any way, but might be better for the average user.
All in all, this is a great little journal and I am very pleased with how handy and functional this journal is. If only they would have made it a bit more flexible and adjusted the distribution of pages some it would be a 5 star product.
If you enjoy wine *and* also like keeping track of what you've had, this is a tool you will not want to miss.