Five useful apps for wine lovers anywhere in the world

by Apr 27, 2021News0 comments

Dear reader, wine lover,

No matter where you are in the world, nowadays there are great apps for wine enthusiasts like you and the rest of us.

After all, as the world is ever more connected, it is becoming increasingly easier to find options right in your phone to: keep track of your wines; manage your cellar; acquaint with other oenophiles; compare prices; develop your tasting profile; meet new styles; easily shop for cheap to expensive options; find the right pairings; compare different vintages; and even more.

No matter if you are in Europe, the US, Australia or anywhere else in the world, these apps are quite useful for you to get further with your wine love and knowledge! And they’re all for free.

Let’s explore!

***

Wine apps for tasting wine, exploring and learning more

Vivino

As of 2021, there really is no real competitor to Vivino when it comes to wine apps. Its main feature is a scanning feature that allows you to take pictures of bottles for detailed information at the palm of the hand – such as users’ given scores and ratings, prices, differences between vintages. It is very useful when shopping for wine: all you have to do is scan a bottle with the phone camera and you’re presented with all needed information, many times including even a tasting profile. And of course, this crowdsourced work also counts on you, as your ratings contribute in the platform.

Vivino goes beyond. It also has its own internal shop, AI-powered tools that will help you explore more or develop your preferences for specific wine styles, and also a very well-organized social media to connect all sorts of wine enthusiasts – from newbies to pros, from influencers to friends.

Available for free, iOS and Android.

2021-vivino-press-kit-product-shots-trio.jpg

Wine-Searcher

From the homonymous website that has been a blessing for tracking wine prices, this is truly the go-to wine app if you are comparing wine or market prices for basically every wine you can think of. As in its website, the Wine-Searcher app is also a long-range encyclopedia that helps finding wines, critics’ reviews, best prices, technical details and even locating tens of thousands of nearby or global shops for purchasing a specific bottle you are into.

Available for free, iOS and Android.

Wine-Appswine-searcher-app.jpg

Delectable

Similar to Vivino in many of its scan and review features, Delectable is stronger on working both as a wine journal and as an educational medium, with inputs from leading wine critics. There, you can follow top sommeliers and winemakers, find curated bottle lists, review by yourself.

Oh—it has a plus of also working with beers and spirits. Not bad!

Available for free, iOS and Android.

 

delectable-screenshot-top-10-best-wine-apps-application-download-iphone-android-smartphone-mobile.jpg

CellarTracker

Planning to manage your collection? CellarTracker is one of the most popular wine tracking apps, and much of this is because of its extremely quick barcode scanning feature, listing millions of wines from all over the world. Also features users’ and critics’ reviews, as well as tasting notes. You can also keep track by adding your own tasting notes, ratings and label images. Only minus is the old school interface.

Available for free, iOS and Android.

Cellartracker app.png

HelloVino

Wine and food pairing lovers, rejoice! Even though HelloVino is one of the many apps that let you rate bottles or glasses you’ve had, its main feature that stands out is the tool for pairing wine with food – even if other apps in this list also suggest pairings. Its arguably most advanced feature lets you break down pairings by ingredients or even occasion – family feast, dinner, party? You got plenty of options available with it, in details. Far from those simple recommendations “red with X”, “white with Y” we find everywhere.

Available for free, iOS and Android.

hello-vino-wine-assistant-hero.jpg
* * *

If you’re planning to go for fine wine as an investment, you know your deal by now: join us at Alti Wine Exchange and enjoy the available wines on our marketplace and our latest Wine Club offers and initial bottle offerings!

Until next time.

 

 

Explore More from Our Blog

“Should I open my 1913 Spanish Bottle of wine?”

DEAR READER, Thank you for the warm wishes following my initial post; it brings a tear to my eye. As a wine expert, I’m honored to inspire the next generation of drinkers, growers, and lovers (of wine, I mean!). This week, I’ve selected a question that’ll give us some...

A Mailbag Column from an Eccentric Sommelier

DEAR READER: As I’ve aged, it helps me to reach out to the youth. Everyone I speak to has to be 18+ (since I deal in wine), but reaching out makes me feel like I’m giving back to the Earth—giving it more energy to spin once I’m gone. At least for now, before I get too...

Songs about wine to listen now (and our playlist for you!)

Dear reader, Wine goes well with basically anything. Music, for example, always lightens up the mood alongside a glass. It can be that you want to listen to jazz, rock, blues, pop or other music genres and styles while having a sip. It pairs so smoothly. But have you...

It’s never too late to look back and learn from the past

Paulo Pinto Alti Wine Exchange founding member Dear reader, In life, just like in the financial world I’m often mulling over, one has to reflect on what brings value to them. For this article, I have been wondering about how nothing is certain and how there are only...

Could Bordeaux wine producers save the city’s frail top tier football club?

Dear reader and wine lover, What would you do if your favourite sports club were on the verge of collapse? And what if you could use your professional contacts to save it for good? Billionaire François Pinault, France’s third-richest man – also founder of luxury group...

Summer is coming – and things really do not look promising

Paulo Pinto Alti Wine Exchange founding member   Dear reader, I must be honest. I am in a bad mood because of something I just read: this economic contraction we are in is four times worse than the one in 2008. Western living standards are getting squeezed...

A trip to Italy and its wines: a video series by Julien Miquel

  Our Chief Wine Officer Julien Miquel is always embarking on different journeys to explore what’s best and finest in different French wine regions. From Bordeaux to Burgundy to Champagne to Italy to others, he gifts us with videos and articles about what makes...

What’s ahead for French wine 2021 vintages after the frosts?

Many wine lovers have seen the recent pictures and footage of the aggressive April frosts in most French regions – from Burgundy to Bordeaux to Champagne to Rhône to Languedoc to Alsace to Provence. For many producers, the worst spring frosts in decades led to nearly...

The Lafite Spirit: our Wine Club offers from Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)

From Lafite Rothschild to its new ventures through time, Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) is always seeking new frontiers - from Bordeaux to South America to China Alti Wine Exchange offers investors and customers the finest investment-grade wines sourced...

Investing in fine wine remotely in times of Covid, tariffs and stuck cargo ships

A beautifully crafted case with bottles of Opus One, the Mondavi-Rothschild masterpiece wine we offered in 2020 Dear reader, The recent unbelievable blockage of the Suez Canal by the cargo ship Ever Given has led not only to endless memes and jokes on the internet,...

Building wealth wisely, change is both need and opportunity

Paulo Pinto Alti Wine Exchange founding member Dear reader, Every 24th day of the month I sit down figuring out what I spent. It’s an exercise that I do every month because I want to see how much I spend to live. There are two reasons for me to do that. One is my own...

Not all the same: a quick guide to rosé wine and its different styles

Dear reader, What is your opinion on rosé wine? I’m hoping that you, wine lover, enjoy it somehow, even if it’s not your favourite choice. Well, it could be that you either enjoy rosé as a mere “leisure/picnic drink” or that you simply dismiss it as an inferior style...