Mobile Wine App is Your Pocket Sommelier in the Liquor Store

Antony and I chat about how mobile wine apps are changing the way we learn about wine, and buy it. You can get my new wine app here as well as watch a video clip about it on CTV News. We also chat about great wines for summer barbecues and casual gatherings. Post with permission for Global Television. Anthony: Just in time for the summary. Have you ever gone to the LCBO and been so overwhelmed by the amount of choice? You don’t know if this goes with that or this or that or whatever. You don’t know how it […]

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Got Wine? There’s an App for That from Nat > Video

Leanne and I chat about Canada’s first wine app, and the only one that gives real-time, GPS-based liquor store inventory across the country. Just scan a bottle bar code and you get instant stock data along with: – professional wine reviews – food pairings – custom shopping list – cellar maturity dates – top 10 wines in your closest liquor store Check out the features here for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad as well as for Android and the mobile site for other smartphones.   Posted with permission from CTV News. Carol Anne: Now let’s find out how to keep […]

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New iPhone Wine App Named Best New App by iTunes

Less than 24 hours after launching our new iPhone wine app, Apple has selected it to be one of the Best New Apps on the iTunes Storefront. Our team is mighty proud to be there with apps from the New York Times and CBC FIFA World Cup. (Wine pairs nicely with both.) However, it took 9 months of labour to welcome this new member to our family. We could have delivered this baby earlier, but we decided to hold off in order to create the list of new features below that’ll help you find a great wine in just a […]

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Android and BlackBerry wine mobile apps

I would love to create a wine app for every smartphone platform on the market, or even most of the major ones. But the reality is cold hard cash. I’ve invested $30,000 in the iPhone platform alone to create the existing app. Apple continues to lead the app market by a margin of 10 to 1 when it comes to their smartphone users actually using apps and to supporting those who develop for them. That said, to date, I have invested another $25,000 into each of the Android and Blackberry platforms. I’ve also created a mobile site that works on […]

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Wine and Social Media: Do Wineries Need Social Media?

Our video chat below features social media tips for the wine industry from Marc Saltzman, tech columnist for the Toronto Star, USA Today, MSN, Yahoo, CNN and Gear Guide, viewed by 6-7 million people every week at Cineplex movie theatres across the country. What  about the concern that many wineries have: they don’t have the time to do it or the budget to hire someone? What’s the real upside in being on social media, especially if you already have a web site? How do you know which social media channels to focus on? Is it all about Twitter and Facebook? […]

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Best Canadian Mobile Apps – Apple iTunes Lifestyle

Our team was thrilled yesterday when Apple got in touch to tell us that our free wine app has been selected as one of the Best Canadian Apps on iTunes. Thanks for all your great feedback and feature suggestions over the past three years. We’re busy working on some new ones that we think you’ll love! You can also find us under Apple’s Essential Apps Collection for Foodies and Pocket Sommelier. Cheers!

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Pair Wines with the People on Your Holiday Gift List

Wine is one of the few presents that makes both the giver and the receiver look good. You look like you spent a bundle on the gift (even if you didn’t) and the recipients are happy that you think they know something about wine (even if they don’t). This holiday season, anyone can tap into my free web site and mobile apps for iPhone, BlackBerry, Droid and other smartphones. They help consumers with a whole new type of pairing: wine with the people on your Christmas shopping list. The app and site also pair wines to thousands of dishes, including […]

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Free BlackBerry Wine App: New Storm 2 and 9500 Series Approved

We recently got approval for the Storm 2 and 9500 series free wine mobile app for BlackBerry! The app also works on all other BlackBerry devices and operating systems. If you’re an iPhone or iPod Touch user, we’ve got an app for you too and we’re currently working on a Droid version. All other smartphone can use the mobile site, which has been customized for their phones. We’re on an aggressive development path with the apps: lots more feature over the next few months. Stay tuned! Cheers, Natalie

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Apple approved new iPhone app, yay!

Just got approval for a seriously big update of the free wine mobile app for iPhone and iPod Touch: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/nat-decants/id353052386?mt=8 I hope you’ll download it and give it a whirl. As always, if you have suggestions for further improvements or new features, please just e-mail me directly. I look forward to hearing what you think of it! Cheers, Natalie What’s new in version 1.2? – Improved performance, navigation and loads more free content – Added new section to Pairings for Occasions: find wines for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and other events – Added new sections under More for weird Wine Facts, […]

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