It’s a new year, and with it came a new phone… an iPhone. Yes, my BlackBerry finally went the way of Old Yeller, but I’m really not that upset about it, especially now that I’ve discovered one of my new favorate Apps that would have never been possible to use on The BlackBerry That Was.
The App? Wine Notes.
Wine Notes is a free App that lets you track, rate, and share wines. I’m thinking this could be an excessively handy (and addicting) tool for the plethora of wines that I plan to be tasting in the year(s) to come. So far, my only complaint about this app is the growing urge I have to go back and re-trace my steps from previous wine tastings to enter all the wines I’ve ever sipped to truly make my library complete. Tempting. So tempting. That’s a dilemma I’ll have to deal with later.
In the meantime, the App allows you to scan wine bottle barcodes, take pictures, and fill in information from the wine — everything ranging from the producer, price, alcohol content, color, and acidity / tannin / sweetness of the wine.
You can sync your description with a Wine Notes online account or email your review to curious friends who perhaps missed out on the wine tasting because they were “washing their hair.” Such an excuse could previously have gone unnoticed, but now thanks to the Wine Notes App, you’ll be able to let them know exactly how much fun they missed — on a scale of 1 to 10. Add in your location, post your review to Twitter, and done. It’s fantastic.
My personal favorite feature is the flavor section, where you can tap various images to highlight applicable wine tastes. Oaky wine? CHECK. Hints of plums? CHECK.
I’m admittedly tempted to drink more, just so I have more opportunities to play with this App. Any takers?