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6 Wine Apps For the Wine Lover

French Wine Explorers | Saturday, Sep 27th 2014

There are a variety of wine apps out there to assist wine lovers in their quest for the perfect vino. Do you want to learn more about the wine you drink? Perhaps understand how to match wine with the food you’re eating?  I’m not suggesting you become a wine snob, but having a little knowledge can go a long way.

Here are our six must have wine apps:

Vivino

Vivino is a massive wine database with over a million different wines. It’s a great to archive wine you’ve tested and to discover new ones.  But it’s more than that. It’s a great wine app to have handy when you go into a store, because you can look up wines (by taking a photo of the wine label) and read peer reviews.

vivino

The app is also integrated (like so many things are these days) with Twitter and Facebook, so you can share the wine you’re tasting with your friends and followers.

Cost: free

Platforms: iOS, Windows & Android

The Wine Coach

This is an ideal wine app for the rookies out there. Creator and wine expert, Laurie Forster takes you through a crash course in wine with her picks, podcasts, and videos.

wine coach

Laurie’s approach helps demystify the elitism of wine culture with clarity and wit that she is well known for.

Cost: Free

Platforms: iOS & Android

Fromage

There is only one thing better than wine and that’s cheese. They belong together like the great lovers Anthony and Cleopatra. This app focuses less on wine and more on pairing it with cheese. So even though it’s not technically a wine app, we felt it was too good to not discuss.

fromage

You can search through hundreds of different cheeses. Each cheese comes with information about its history, flavor and pairing suggestions.

Cost: $1.99

Platforms: iOS & Android

Hello Vino

Speaking of pairing, this app provides wine recommendation based on matching it with food. It also helps you pick the right wine for a special occasion or a desired taste.

hello vino

This is the essential app for anyone who doesn’t have the faintest clue what to buy. Going for a dinner party and don’t know what to take? Have a date and not sure what the best wine is to break to ice? Don’t stress. Simply turn to Hello Vino.

Cost: free

Platforms: iOS & Android

Delectable

Delectable, which recently released version 4.0, allows you to scan/photograph a wine label and receive relevant information in seconds.

delectable

Delectable has put together a database for almost all wines, allowing the app to provide you with instantaneous reviews. While Delectable was once used for recording what wines you were drinking, it now allows you to learn more about the wine and build a taste profile for recommendations at the same time.

Cost: Free

Platform: iOS Only

WineQuest

The claim of this wine app is that it can predict what wine you will like. How does it do that? By palette profiling you with questions relating your personal flavor preferences.

wine quest

The idea sounds absolutely novel and is worth a try just to see if it’s right.

Cost: Free

Platforms: iOS Only

Article kindly contributed by Bradley Rowe and the team at Winery Explorer, Western Australia’s first wine app!

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