I am not a wine connoisseur but I am the person that goes to the grocery store in search of wine as a gift right before a dinner party. I usually go with an average priced wine with a label I like. Yes, I pick a wine based on if I like the design of the label and I have no idea what wines go well with what food. In my frustration, I happened upon this app: Hello Vino - Wine Recommendations. The app is built for me in that it helps you find, pair and gift fabulous wine. That's why it's this week's Best Free iOS App of the Week. It has some great features too. For example, it will pair a perfect wine for your meal, all you have to do is tell the app what you are eating and your taste preferences. The app pairs wines for a wide variety of food from mac and cheese to filet mignon. And yes, my meals do widely range from low to high, so I like that the app is expansive in its pairings! You know how I mentioned that sometimes I choose wines based on the label design, well with Hello Vino - Wine Recommendations you can actually take a picture of the label and the app will tell you all about the wine. Two other awesome parts of the app are that it helps with wine gifting suggestions for any occasion and it has a sommelier provide quick audio wine reviews in a manner understandable to your average person. I must add that the app does contain in-app-purchases. That said, most of the content seems to be free, the app has an 80 AppScore and the pro reviews praise it for it's huge and thorough wine database. Check out more details below and good luck shopping for your next wine.
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From the app description: "With thousands of wine recommendations, pairings, and gift choices, Hello Vino is the most comprehensive wine app available. The free app also provides wine brand recommendations with tasting notes, ratings, and label photos!"
Here is a review from I Use This App about the app: "Hello Vino’s wine database is huge, so it’s sure to have info on the wine you’re looking into buying! I’ve learned more about wine from Hello Vino in one day than I’ve learned in all my life! Love this app!" (February 21, 2013)