Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Tech News 31st March 2017 537

Selecting A Bottle Of Wine Is Easier With These Apps

Did you know that there are a range of Apps available to help you pick great bottles of wine?

The best of the bunch are generally agreed to be Vivino, Delectable and Wine Searcher.

This trio are all available for Apple and Android and each has a searchable web site giving access to its database.

Personally, though, I would dump Delectable from this shortlist. The other two seem more reliable and, to my mind, hold more useful, and less US-oriented, content.

They handle some rather big numbers.

Vivino claims over 23 million users while Wine Searcher boasts a database of 8,836,070 wines available from 83,355 merchants worldwide. Each of these two has a rating system, which shows what other users of the App who have tried a particular wine thought of it.

They also provide details of the typical price of a bottle and where it can be brought.

Both Apps have two ways to ask about a wine.

Each has a standard text entry search facility.

However, even easier, for someone standing amongst the bewildering array on a wine merchant’s shelves or by a supermarket, rack, is the ability to scan in the label of a bottle using a phone.

The App will consult the database for a matching label and up will come some tasting notes, views or other App users and an indication of whether it is cheaper elsewhere.

The App is also handy for supporting the taxing business of choosing from a restaurant wine list.

Then, anyone who really likes their chosen wine can establish whether they can buy more for personal consumption from local or mail order sources.

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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