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Pocket Wine is like having a mini Wine expert in your, err, pocket.

What's New

We have made significant improvements to Pocket Wine in this update:

• Updated App Icon

• Beautiful new iOS7 design, which makes the app a joy to use. Thanks to Donal Hanafin for his design genius!

• All content has been revised, updated and in many cases extended to provide more comprehensive coverage.

• The following new grape varieties have been added:

Aligoté
Falanghina
Greco (di Tufo)
Grenache Blanc
Kerner
Lagrein
Malagouzia
Marselan
Mondeuse
Negroamaro
Picpoul
Sagrantino
Silvaner
Tarrango
Verdicchio

• There are now 100 grape varieties and blends in the app making it more comprehensive than ever.

• Cheese has been added to the Food Pairing Tool and also to the food pairing examples given for each grape variety.

• The Places tab has been updated to reflect the new grape varieties added.

• The Glossary has been extended and revised to include more wine terms and advice.

• Optimised for iPhone 5.

• The app remains Universal – download to all your Apple Devices.

We hope you enjoy this latest release – it has taken a great deal of work behind the scenes – and, if so, perhaps you would be kind enough to rate the app on the App Store. This support will help us to get the great plans we have for the app and the next update out quicker. Thank you and we wish you many exciting new wine discoveries.

App Description

This wine app is different! Pocket Wine unlocks the complex world of wine, giving you an insight that has taken others years to achieve. It is your gateway to the fascinating world of wine and has become one of the most popular wine apps in the USA, UK and Canada.

Based on unique wine style definitions it enables you to easily navigate, explore and gain a clear understanding of all the major grape varieties and blends - there are 100 (ONE HUNDRED) featured in the app. Wine experts have long known that grape varieties are the key to understanding wine as they are the building blocks of every wine you will drink. The app even identifies the wine styles you will like most based on your answers to some carefully designed taste-related questions. Food and wine matching is demystified with a unique pairing tool providing style guides and recommendations for hundreds of recipes. Pocket Wine will greatly increase your comprehension and enjoyment of wine.

Please note that the app does NOT review individual wines, recommend wines to buy or try to sell you wines. Instead it provides you with a novel and easy to use model that allows you to approach wine like an expert and make your own informed decisions.

Four star review from leading US app review site 148Apps.com: "This app alone could ensure that I finally appreciate wine properly."

Rated 4/5 by Appsafari: "Pocket Wine is delightfully thorough and ... serves as your personal guide to knowing and understanding everything about wine."

Award winning website WineJulia.com said: "I absolutely love it ... this wine app is a fabulous, user-friendly, simply informative tool for wine enthusiasts of all levels. I highly recommend it."

User Comments:

"This application is sensational! I discovered my love for wine. Wonderful on pairing with foods and discovering which wine suits your palate."

"From a beer only drinker to a full on wine enthusiast and all because of this wonderful little app! I definitely recommend giving it a try!

"Absolutely fantastic wine reference tool. Beautiful interface, easy to use, and unbelievably informative."

"If you know anything about wine you couldn't fail to be impressed by this app."

"Pocket genius."

All the content is original and has been tailored specifically for this novel approach to wine. It does not contain brand endorsements or advertising and is fully operational off-line so there is no need to connect to the web – you can use it anywhere, at any time.

Pocket Wine is designed to be an indispensable guide to Table Wines for the novice and keen wine enthusiast alike.

Main Features of Pocket Wine

• Unique wine style definitions enable you to explore table wines in a new and meaningful way.

• Includes full descriptions together with regional and food pairing information on 100 major grape varieties and blends.

• International in scope covering all the important wine producing countries.

• Discover your taste preference (and those of your friends) for each wine style with the novel “My Taste” function and share the results with family and friends.

• Search tool giving easy access to all the grape varieties and their content.

• Unique Food Pairing tool providing style guides and recommendations for hundreds of recipes.

• Places feature identifies the notable grape varieties and blends in the World's major wine countries, regions and appellations.

• Includes an extensive wine glossary written specifically for the app.

All considered, this app is perhaps the best investment you can make in wine. With Pocket Wine as your guide you are ready to embark on a great wine adventure. Bon Voyage!

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

July 07, 2014 New version 3.1
September 22, 2012 New version 2.0
May 14, 2011 New version 1.2
October 29, 2010 Initial Release

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