I’ve been using a lot of Wine apps lately that have helped to navigate me in my wine journey! These are super helpful when trying to find that perfect bottle for the right occasion and great for when you are in the wine store in a rush and on the GO! PalatePress has offered a thorough list of current top apps that are super useful, even one’s that I’ve use! Out of the below, I use Snooth (free version) which offers a search for wine stores near you or by price and grape, ability to write reviews, and even save your wishlist. I also use, Drync Wine (free version) to aggregate my “cellar” and see top wines at the current moment, Hello Vino to gain insight and inspiration for my next meal and complementary wine to serve, and Local Wine Events for local tastings/classes.
Another one of the below apps that is very unique and extremely convenient - NatDecants. It allows you to search food first then your wine and vice versa while being very specific with your choices and pairings and as an added bonus has custom recipes! For all of you beer/spirits drinkers – there is something here for you too!
Take a look, test them out and find one that works the best to make your decisions and……DRINK!
Below IApp exploratory from PalatePress.com
The Very Best Wine iApps
It’s been a year since our last iPhone report and the market has spoken. Mobile is here in force. Last year we looked at 75 wine iPhone apps that more than quadrupled since that time. With so many new apps we categorized them, explored their models, and measured them across twenty different factors. What we found was incredibly interesting and we have chosen to represent it in an infographic. This year we also chose the “26 Most Promising Apps for Wine.” These apps crossed multiple categories and though none were perfect, they all represented incredibly innovative features, powerful tool sets, and incredible potential. We were heavily influenced by apps that helped either consumers or wineries succeed in the mobile arena. There were quite a few repeats from last year but definitely quite a few new players. These are the ones to watch and it will be interesting to see how they improve to make consumers and wineries use them on a daily basis. Mobile is here and wine is now in your pocket.
A few notes to our infographic legend to help you understand some of the less obvious categories:
- Extension – this is usually a free app that is an extension of the company’s core business used for more branding or mobile exposure/usage (e.g. The Wine Spectator Vintage Chart).
- Freemium – A free app used to get the consumer to upgrade to a paid app or paid service.
- Startup – No clear model yet.
- Combo – Two categories as MAJOR features of the app combined to form a more powerful combination. e.g. Food pairing plus journaling.
And now for the results.
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Let’s break that down a bit.
Wines and Vines
Snooth Wine Pro
the girl & the fig
Utility and Winery
Share the Love
Wine Cellar Prof
Paul Mabray has been in the wine and spirits industry for over seventeen years. He has worked for Napa Ale Works, Niebaum~Coppola, WineShopper/Wine.com and also was the North American Beverage Consultant for Sumitomo Corporation of America from 2002 through 2005. He founded Inertia in 2002 as one of the first major companies established to bridge the barrier between wineries and their customers. Paul Mabray was CEO from 2003 until 2008 creating the largest and most powerful e-commerce platform for the wine industry, the Rethink Engine. VinTank is a continuation of his desire to help revolutionize the wine industry through e-business and innovative digital products and marketing.