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Wine Apps (for Apple Products)

When your lock screen looks like this... it might be time to download some wine apps.

When your lock screen looks like this… it might be time to take advantage of some wine apps.

General Wine Apps

The best and hardest part of wine is the mix of finding things you like and of trying new things. Since starting this blog and beginning to try a lot more wine, I have faced the confusing task of remembering every wine I have tasted. Luckily for me, other people have crossed this bridge and now there is an app for that!

CorkBin – (Price – Free)

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The day you download the app is the day it says you “uncorked” it. If you’ve saved pictures of bottles and then add them to the app all at once, you run the risk of looking like quite a heavy drinker. There’s also a limit of 120 characters for the notes you want to make, which is only bad if you have more to say about it than “yummy” or “ew.”  You have two options –”Recommend” or “Don’t recommend” – which I like to use to distinguish whether or not I would drink it again.

However, the simplicity of this app makes it super user-friendly; there are no pop-up ads, and you can follow your friends to see what people around you are drinking. I also love that it aids you in pairings in both directions – suggesting a meal for a specific wine or suggesting a wine for a specific meal.

Probably one of my favorite parts of this app is the wine terminology dictionary, in case you are unfamiliar with such terms as “austere” or “monocepage.”

 

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