The Top Wine Apps to Help Pick Your Bottles

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My Wine Society

Build a vino-centric community by connecting to wineries and fellow wine lovers. Discover new wine regions, plan your next tasting-fueled adventure and get the lowdown on events near and far.

Vivino

All you need is a wine label to review, catalogue and purchase countless bottles. Includes access to professional and crowd-sourced tasting notes, prices and food pairings. It also can keep track of what you’ve sipped and what’s waiting in your cellar.

Delectable 

Part wine journal, part educational resource. Follow top sommeliers and winemakers, find specifically curated bottle lists, peruse reviews and purchase wine right from your phone.

Wine Ring

Patented artificial intelligence (AI) tech learns your preferences and evolves with each use. Just rate anything you taste, and let the app do the rest. It will track likes and dislikes, curate recommendations and even suggest gifts for other users with whom you connect.

Wine-Searcher

Gain access to a seemingly bottomless beverage encyclopedia as well as search for wines, compare prices and locate nearby shops to purchase bottles.

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Hello Vino

After you complete a quick survey, your “virtual wine assistant” creates personalized picks you can search through using factors like variety, style, occasion or food pairing.

Tipple

Learn to taste wine like the pros. Submit a photo of what you’re drinking, and the app will guide you through an analysis of what’s in your glass, complete with a final tasting note you can share on social media or save for yourself later.

Wine Events

Discover the best vinous happenings at home and on the go. You can search events worldwide and add things to your calendar. Bonus: There’s exclusive access to  wine getaways and special discounts.

Winery Passport

Earn and record winery visits with virtual “stamps.” It can also offer insight on your local wine scene, book tastings and enroll you in or purchase from wine clubs.

Top Tools for Wine at Home

Wine Picker

Wine list woes, no more. Snap a photo of a wine list (or search the app’s catalogue), and you’ll be given the five best wine options based on criteria like meal pairing, budget or preferred style.

CorkageFee

If you’re a fan of BYOB, this is the app for you. Find restaurants that allow you to carry in wine, with information on what the potential corkage will cost or filter by spots with no corkage fee at all.

Drizly

A bottle shop that fits in your pocket. Search, compare and order wine, beer and liquor for one-hour delivery or free in-store pickup in any of the 70 cities it covers.

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Published on April 5, 2019
Topics: Wine & Tech
About the Author
Sarah E. Daniels
Associate Editor

Daniels is the former Dining Editor at Hudson Valley magazine who has also written and edited for web-based publications such as Food52 and The Kitchn, and has assisted in food styling and recipe testing for an assortment of cookbooks. Prior to her career in culinary-related media, Daniels spent years as a pastry chef at venues throughout upstate New York and completed the Longhouse Food Scholars program. She has a soft spot for quiche and hiking trails with footbridges, and would be hard-pressed to turn down a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
Email: sdaniels@wineenthusiast.net
Instagram: @little_honey_dee



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