App Review: Vine2Wine for iPhone

Vine2Wine Forum Review by msbaylor. (Visit the thread for video and more pics. For more Forum Reviews, see the TiPb iPhone App Store Forum!

Overall I think this is a neat little reference guide. While you might find more information about each of the term on the Internet (and I'd like to see the option for more information on the grape varieties). I think this application handles the information very well and it’s quick and easy to use.

Vine2Wine is a wine drinker's reference guide, whether you are a beginner wanted to learn the lingo or even for intermediates.

The app is simple. On the main screen you choose from three categories:

  • Grape Varieties
  • Wine terminology
  • Wine Tastes

In the Grape Varieties list view. The different grape varieties are listed and depending on what type of grape it uses it is represented by a correlating purple of white grapes next to each variety. Also within the list view you have the phonetic pronunciation for the terms for quick reference. If you tap on one of the Varieties it will give you some information about it - such as color, flavors, & history.


<a href=http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/iphone-apps-games/170837-review-vine2wine.html">Vine2Wine Forum Review by msbaylor. (Visit the thread for video and more pics. For more Forum Reviews, see the TiPb iPhone App Store Forum!

As for the Wine terminology and Wine Tastes list views, each term is listed and a small part of the first line can be seen. If you tap on the term, rather than going to a new screen, the list expands to display the full text. I thought this was a really cool feature as it was quick and easy to navigate between the terms within the list.


All the lists are just like your contacts list in that they have the letter scroll bar on the right-hand side of the screen.

Pros

  • Easy Navigation
  • Interesting and quick navigation within terminology lists

Cons

  • Not all the grape varieties have pronunciations
  • No way to add notes.

TiPb Rating

TiPb Forums Review: 3.5 Star App

Vine2Wine is available for $0.99 from the iTunes App Store.

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App Review: Vine2Wine for iPhone

4 Comments

Its a good start. Perhaps when they develop the app a little bit will be worth 99 cents.
If the authors were to update it periodically and include a reference guide that actually carried reviews or ratings of individual wines it would be worth more as a shopping guide.
They could also allow the great unwashed masses to rate wines, and thereby build up a independent opinion database of this type of data.
That would convert it from a static document to an interactive community tool. But I'm betting this never gets done.

I'm not a big wine drinker, but I can see this being attractive to a few people, but what's with the low rent clipart graphics?