Some time ago, Sarah Goff-Dupont, Product Marketing Manager for Atlassian, talked about the solution she implemented on her OnDemand instance of JIRA to track the wine that she's storing in her basement.
Using JIRA's basic setup Sarah introduced new issue type - Bottle (yeah!), got rid of all the standard ones and added new workflow steps (Wish list, Cellar, Upstairs, and Enjoyed).
As well as doing that she added custom fields to gather all the information that she might need to make a decision on what wine to drink now, to gift tomorrow or to buy again.
Here are some snapshots of the final "product" which looks pretty cool, you have to agree.
This one is my absolute favourite:
The main screen that you would be working with is just a Kanban board.
That, in my view, is a perfect illustration of the idea that we are trying to get our customers to do more and more - use Kanban boards as your main working space,
In the end it gives you instant overview of the system's state as well as complete control over your tasks, well, bottles, in this case.
Note how tastefully Sarah has coloured her cards using the custom field for the wine type!
I would extend this obvious necessity of a solution with the wine locator system, because remember, the main problem of the wine-in-cardboard box-in-the-basement solution was that Sarah did know what wine was in which box.
I would introduce yet another custom field with the info that will help me identify The Box, it could be something as simple as labelling your boxes with numbers and then supplying that number when you add new bottle of wine to your collection. What would you do?
The whole wine and JIRA combination got me all sparkling and thinking of opening a wine bar some time in the future which I think I'm going to call "Sassy&Fetching and sons".