The Best Wine Apps

February 6, 2015 7:33 AM

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The Best Wine Apps

WHEN I FIRST STARTED working in wine retail in the late 1990s, if someone asked for a producer we didn’t stock, we had to go through the long and sometimes laborious process of looking up their details in a large import directory. Even then it would often require at least two phone calls to locate the correct stockist—and that was before we got to the exact wine and vintage. Looking back, the whole thing feels like something out of the 1950s, even though it was just 15 years ago.

Today, thanks to tablets and smartphones, we have our very own portable sommelier, wine encyclopedia, tasting-note database and price-comparison chart in our pockets. When it comes to hard wine information, we really are living through a golden age. There are literally hundreds of apps you can downl...

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