Sometimes, it can be difficult for wine lovers to find some good quality wine at locations near them.
Luckily, there are plenty of apps available on the App Store and Google Play Store that offer a solution to this dilemma.
One such is Vinino, the largest online marketplace for wine. It is the most downloaded wine app to date and is powered by a community of millions of wine lovers.
FEATURES of Vivino
Vivino promotes the idea of picking better wines. With the app’s scanner, you are able to scan the label of any wine bottle you come across, and the app will display some of the ratings of that wine, giving you a better idea of which wines to buy and which wines to leave on the shelf.
The app also features a wine list scanner, which will allow you to scan any wine list and see a review and rating of each wine present on the list. This will help you pick the right wine to drink on your nights out, and which ones you should avoid wasting your money on.
The Vivino app will automatically track and organize the wines that you have been scanning and rating and will create a fun and easy-to-read chart, which will showcase your wine experiences in crystal-clear detail. You’ll be able to discover new wines and view your ranking against the Vivino community and your friends.
There is also an online store available through the app, which will allow you to purchase your next bottle of wine with the touch of a button. No more needing to go into stores to pick out a bottle – now you’ll be able to purchase wines catered to your taste.
The community review section is powered by reviews and ratings from the Vivino community. It provides detailed information on the best foods to pair with specific wines and features many reviews on certain wines.
The free cellar tracking features allow you to know what wine you have in your collection at all times. You can also add your own ratings and develop your wine portfolio, enhancing your personalized recommendations.
Vivino is completely free to download. There are also no in-app purchases, though it does have a marketplace that allows you to purchase wines that have been personalized to your taste.
How to DOWNLOAD and Use
At the top of the home page is the search bar, which will allow you to search for various brands of wine and specific bottles as well. We recommend starting off by searching for brands that you’ve seen or heard of – the app will display all the wines in its catalog from that specific brand.
Once you’ve seen a bottle that has caught your eye, tap on it to get a full profile of that specific bottle. You’ll be able to see the year that it was made as well as any reviews that it might have.
Scrolling down will allow you to see a vintage comparison as well as suggestions for foods to pair with the wine and some serving tips as well. You will be given all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether you should buy the bottle.
If you ever come across the back wall in the liquor store that you do not recognize, you’ll be able to take a picture of the label, and the app will look it up for you. A profile of the bottle will be displayed the same way as if you were to search for it, and you’ll be able to save it to your profile or write a review of your own.
When you search for a specific wine, the app will display nearby stores that stock and sell the wine you have looked up.
Whether you’re an expert wine lover and foodie or looking to delve deeper into the world of wine, Vivino is one of the best wine apps out there.