From apps that let you choose the type of wine, so it can choose the best food pairing, to apps that list just about every possible wine pairing for brunch, ethnic, foods and more, the 4 food & wine apps on the following list can do it all. At prices ranging from free up to $3.99, it might be worth it to add all of them to your arsenal.
IntoWine.com Food & Wine Pairing app doesn’t just offer a wine type to pair with your cuisine. It takes the food & wine pairing process a step further by offering specific bottle recommendations. Instead of just saying try Riesling with your olive oil poached salmon with horseradish, this app might suggest bottles such as Weingut Bründlmayer (Austria) or Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbés (France).
IntoWine.com offers wine pairings for more than 100 dishes ranging brunch and ethnic dishes to traditional holiday dishes and gourmet cuisine. Keep poking around and you might even find recommendations for unusual holidays such as Halloween. IntoWine.com also offers a number of wine recommendation articles organized by food types, wine region, varietal, and holidays. Anyone can use this app, so it doesn’t matter if you are seasoned or just starting out. All you have to do is download the app from iTunes to get started. Easy breezy.
Yes, of course, for the sake of disclosure, this app is ours here at IntoWine. But we are really proud of it and think it's quite useful. We hope you will too.
Cost: $1.99 Download it now
2. Nat Decants
Nat Decants didn’t make the cut because it’s free, although the word “free” does have a nice ring to it. This food & wine app made the cut because it adds a little something extra into the mix. Natalie MacLean, wine writer, speaker, accredited sommelier, and creator of Nat Decants, offers insight and information about wine that will help make the pairing process easier even for amateur wine drinkers. Nat Decants features an extensive list of wine articles, a cellar journal, blog posts, newsletter, glossary, pairings, wine reviews, recipes, book excerpts and a world winery directory.
All you have to do is download the app from iTunes, choose the type of wine you’re interested in—rose, white, red, and let the app do the rest.
This is one of the few apps on the market that makes suggestions that won’t break the bank. This food & wine pairing app features budget-friendly wine recommendations for cheese, dessert, meat, seafood, poultry, and pasta dishes. Vino for Dinner displays up to three suggestions at a time and all wines listed cost $30 or less.
4. Cor.kz Wine info
If you have a wine in mind, Cor.kz can help you make the final decision by offering access to more than 1 million notes and ratings from the apps “CellarTracker” community. You can enter the name of the wine or scan the barcode to access all there is to know about any given wine. If you have no idea what kind of wine you want, no problem. Cor.kz’s Cellar Tracker features information about more than 750,000 bottles of wine, including pairings. If you want to get to know wine a bit better, Cor.kz also offers an elaborate “Pedia,” which includes hundreds of entries about everything wine.