So, you're a wine drinker. A drinker of wine. A lover of alcoholic grape juice. We're right there with you.
The best part about wine is, well, the part where you drink it. But there's so much more to know about wine. Since you probably don't always have a sommelier on hand when you're picking out a bottle of wine, we rounded up some of the best apps that'll help you choose, pair, and better understand wine in general. Because we care about you and your thirst for knowledge — and for wine.
Vivino tells you pretty much everything you need to know about almost any bottle of wine, simply by scanning the label. It gives you pricing, price comparisons, ratings, reviews, food paring suggestions, and recommendations from 25 million wine lovers.
Vivino lets you scan several wines at once to find out their comparative rankings, and it does the same for wine lists. It gives you similar wines in similar price ranges.
Wine Searcher is quick and easy to use, which is helpful when you're at a restaurant or a store and you need to make a split second decision. You can simply type in "pinot noir," or whatever type of wine you want to find, and the app will present you with a list of the top wines, their rankings, their prices, and where to buy them online. You can also scan any label you want to learn more about.
While anyone can benefit from the app, it's especially helpful for collectors trying to track down specific niche bottles, as it takes an inventory of where wines are located in retailers around the world.
Last, but certainly not least, is Delectable. Like the Vivino and Wine Searcher, Delectable allows you to scan a label, offers pairing advice, and gives you the ability to shop from the best merchants. But the unique aspect of the app is that it lets you see what well-known somms are drinking and what they think of each wine. It's basically Instagram for wine connoisseurs.
The app also offers you the ability to keep track of wines you've tried — like a diary for wines.