Five wine-focused iPhone apps for a vintage summer

Jul 12, 2011
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The wine aisle at my local grocery store can be intimidating, and the anxiety is palpable when I spy the rows upon rows of bottled grape juiciness at my local Binny’s Beverage Depot. Not to mention the stress I feel when invited to a wine tasting or cheese pairing party. I found these five wine-focused […]

The wine aisle at my local grocery store can be intimidating, and the anxiety is palpable when I spy the rows upon rows of bottled grape juiciness at my local Binny’s Beverage Depot. Not to mention the stress I feel when invited to a wine tasting or cheese pairing party. I found these five wine-focused apps to be extremely helpful in weaving my way through a juicy summer, check them out.

Cor.kz Wine Info

The Cor.kz app ($3.99) helps me keep track of the wines I like with my own personal virtual cellar. With this app, I love that I can scan barcodes of wines I’m thinking of purchasing to get more detailed information, too. The comparison function is stellar for deciding based on prices, ratings and more. This is a full-bodied wine app for casual wine sippers and full-on vintage collectors. And if you’re a social network junkie, you can share your favorite wines in real time via this juicy app.

Wine Terms

Is your boss or best friend totally a wine enthusiast and you, not so much? Before you are dragged off to a wine tasting or weekend winery tour, download the free Wine Terms app and brush-up on your wine vernacular. Really simple to use, just scroll through to find the term you are looking to define. Add the ones you are struggling with to your ‘favorites’ section for easy access when you are put on the spot.

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Cheese & Wine

Would you like a little cheese with that wine? Why, of course you do! The Cheese & Wine app by Max Allen and Will Studd ($1.99) is perfect for planning a summer soiree focused on wine and cheese. Find delicious flavor combinations with the cheese wheel, which offers suggestion such as a full-bodied red wine with a semi-hard pressed cheese. The app is filled with clever articles and videos that will boost your knowledge of wine and cheese pairings for the better. You are sure to impress friends and family with your mad pairing skills.

Wine Train

Choo, choo, all aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train! This is a clever way to explore the wineries, restaurants and attractions throughout the Napa Valley. The Wine Train app is an interactive companion to the actual wine train that transports wine lovers throughout this famous region in California while enjoying regional delicacies and of course, local wine. Even if you don’t plan on taking the wine train anytime soon, the app is still a fun way to gather information and explore the area.

Iowa Wine & Beer

I bet you never guessed the farm-centric state of Iowa was dotted with wineries. I mean, corn yes, but grapes? Um, no. I was shocked when I downloaded this travel app and found all the wineries and breweries sprinkled across this Midwestern state. The free Iowa Wine & Beer app is easy to use and filled with all the information you need to plan a weekend tasting in America’s Heartland.

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