Top drinks apps

1. For food matching: Hello Vino (free)

Hello VinoSo many of these food matching apps are either far too generic or specific to the point where they become equally useless. Hello Vino manages to get the balance just right. What’s more, this app neatly balances its appeal, offering accessible advice for non-experts without patronising more engaged users.

For example, the search function allows you to find recommendations not just for Chardonnay, but also Meursault and there’s often a surprisingly detailed amount of information available on producer, appellation and vintages if you want it. Sommelier Elizabeth Schneider will even talk you through the wine via audio review.

Alternatively you can search by dish, or occasion, although recommending Pinot Noir as the perfect match for a football game seems to be stretching the wine pairing concept a touch too far. For a small fee, the app also offers access to its label recognition software. It also allows you to store reminders of the wines you loved or disliked for future reference.

Download Hello Vino for iPhone

4 Responses to “Top drinks apps”

  1. Josh Miller says:

    If you don’t have BeachBum Berry’s Tiki+ iPhone app, you’re doing it wrong. All the best original and authentic tiki drink recipes right there on your phone–I use it all the time. Highly recommended for the Mahiki / Trailer Happiness crowd. Aloha!

  2. Niti says:

    I would like to introduce you to my iPhone app, Life with Wines, that was just released over the w/e. I came up with the idea late last year when some friends and I had a wine tasting night and couple of weeks later at the retail store, I could not remember the name of a particular one that I loved. I am sure you have had similar experiences, please try this app out… If you are reading this on your iPhone go here to download it: http://itunes.com/apps/lifewithwines

    I would appreciate your review and thoughts…

  3. mark says:

    Point your smartphone at http://www.SaveOnBrew.com — you’ll get the mobile version of the site, finds all of the advertised beer deals near your zip. Neato!

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