Nat Decants: Comprehensive wine guide for iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Droid, Nexus, Nokia, Palm Pre and other smartphones

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Wine lovers know there’s nothing like the right pairing to complement a good meal, but not everyone knows whether the Chianti or the Merlot goes best with what’s for dinner. That’s where mobile devices come to the rescue. With quick access to a large resource of wine recommendations in seconds, even a vino novice can uncork the right vintage. Mobile wine apps promise to help you with picking a bottle for dinner, gift or special occasion.

Nat Decants recommends pairings around the wine you already have on hand or the dish you’re already serving.

The app lists a huge variety of dishes, flavours and spices in each food category and when you’ve found the perfect match, you can record the info in a virtual wine cellar. You have access to thousands of free reviews dating back to 2001.

Nat Decants also has a great feature in its Wineries search, which helps you find vineyards across the country.

Nat Decant’s list of features and options — backed by a professional wine expert — makes it the clear winner. It’s a great app and a must for anyone into wine.

Excerpted from a Globe & Mail review of wine apps.