The wine world can sometimes seem rather confusing and intimidating, especially for novices. But there are great mobile apps that can make it easier to choose the right wine and understand all the jargon. Whether you are catering for a special occasion, wanting to know what to pair with a specific meal or interested in local wine events, there is an app for you.
Here is our selection of the best apps for budding wine enthusiasts:
All you need to do with the Vivino app is simply take a picture of a wine label. The app will then instantly tell you about the wine’s ratings and show you detailed reviews. It will also let you know the average price per bottle. The information it provides is based on the app’s huge database of wines and its 14 million users. It will give you some helpful food matching suggestions too and you can also write your own tasting notes. Furthermore, to broaden your wine tasting horizons, it will also suggest other wines from the same producer that you might like.
The Hello Vino app is great for helping you to pair your food and wine instantly. It will ask you a series of questions to help find the best wine for a certain dish, taste preference or specific occasion. You can even speak to a real person to help you with your wine shopping. It’s the equivalent of having your very own wine expert in your pocket.
If you have a favourite wine but would like to try something else, this app can help. Next Glass is a wine and beer app that will use drinks that you’ve previously rated to compile your very own individual preferences profile. It will helpfully suggest what drinks you might enjoy trying next.
Wine Events is a great app that lets you find out where the nearest free or ticketed wine tasting event to you is. It’s perfect for those interested in going along to a local wine tasting evening. You just need to put in your current location and filter the results so you can easily find events within a certain distance from where you are. Use it on your mobile and you can refer to the event details and the location-based map helps you to easily find where you need to go. And if that’s not enough, the app also includes information about future events, festivals, tastings and classes. A variety of different event hosts such as restaurants, festival organisers, pubs and wineries contribute to the app’s extensive event database.