App Musing: Good Wine Guide 2011
Many Australian’s would be familiar with the book form of Nick Stock’s the Good Wine Guide. This app was released in January 2011 at $9.99 and has recently been dropped down to $4.49, the next edition of the book due just before Christmas. It has some great features & is easy to use to find your wine out of the 1200+ reviewed & scored as per the book. The wines are all current releases with no back vintages included & mostly Australian wine with just a smattering of imports albeit a good representation of Champagne.
Something that I really like about this app is the ease in which you can add a wine to your favourites list with a symbol that stays with that wine however you view it. You can also select a wine based on a food match too, which is a nice touch. There is good share-ability to share the reviews with friends using email, facebook & twitter.
If you are stuck & need to find a liquor store in a hurry, there is a map feature just for that purpose. It is limited to the Coles & Woolworth chains but could be of help in a fix.
Each wine has an authored review but also has the added feature of accessing user reviews which seems rarely used & ends up being more of a distraction & detraction than a feature. You can add notes for each of the wines – also a good tool to help remember the wines that you have tasted.
The major concern I have is that I have paid for this app & there is advertising on the reviews. Not something that I appreciate when I paid the full price for this app.
This is a good app for wine lovers – particularly at the lower price. It is easy to use with some nice features.
(itunes for iphone/ipad) (now $4.49 / was $9.99)