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A Salute to the Best Apps for Wine Lovers

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A Salute to the Best Apps for Wine Lovers

Looking for the perfect wine pairing for that freshly picked asparagus or locally raised beef you picked up at the Contra Cosa Farmer’s Market? Maybe you’re a novice oenophile staring at a wall of wine and have no idea where to begin? From robust reds to crisp whites and sparkling bubbly, the perfect glass of wine is never out of reach with these handy apps for wine lovers.

Our Top Pick: Delectable

Dubbed “the essential wine app” by award-winning sommelier and spirits writer Jordan Mackey,

Delectable is the perfect companion for both experienced aficionados and novice wine lovers alike. Not only does this wine app offer the best label recognition, users can scan or just use a photo of the label to access reviews, ratings, and tasting notes for your favorite or new-found vintage. The app allows you to maintain your own wine journal, provides curated lists of a vintages, and connects you to top sommeliers and winemakers to keep you in touch with what’s new moment to moment.

Price: Free

Works with: iOS and Android

Simple and Social: Plonk

Offering lots of accessible information plus quick and easy access to share your wine stories on social media, Plonk is an easy-to-use app for wine lovers. “Wine moments” allows you to take notes and photos to share with friends on the app or upload to your social feeds. If you’re looking for recommendations, they offer a quick questionnaire and an easy pairing guide to help you make the most of each sip.

Price: Free

Works with: iOS and Android

The Pairing Pro: Hello Vino

When looking for a specific palate experience or the perfect complement to your meal, Hello Vino is a pocket sommelier that will help you pair like a pro. You can tell the app what you’re eating or what you’re in the mood for and it will give you a simple list of recommendations based on your input. This wine pairing app connects you to a wealth of information so you can brush up on what’s new, or not so new, in wine today. Premium* users can connect to live wine experts for advice and recommendations. Also, keep in mind that unlimited wine label scans are not included with this helpful wine app.

Price: Free, *Premium services at an additional price.

Works with: iOS and Android

The Best for Buying: Drync

Not only does Drync offer an easy wine-label scanner and notes feature, it also allows you to search for pricing and availability online – you can even make a purchase right from the app. Just snap a picture of the label and this convenient wine app will show you where to buy so you can compare prices and order your favorite vintage all in one place. There’s also a discovery feature that allows you to see what your friends are recommending. It’s a quick and easy way to search, connect, and buy.

Price: Free

Works with: iOS and Android

The Perfect Place to Sip and Store

Now that you’ve mastered the art of the swirl and sniff, it’s time to get a taste of wine-lover luxury. At Brio apartment homes in Walnut Creek, California, you’ll find a community wine lounge that’s perfect for hosting fireside gatherings with your friends, family, and neighbors. You can even rent a personal wine locker to store your hand-picked collection.

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