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Mr. Picky's Santa Barbara Wine Tasting app review: pick up some tips

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Introduction

If you plan on doing a little wine tasting in Santa Barbara County then this next app can prove to be a very useful tool and guide. The Mr. Picky's Santa Barbara Wine Tasting app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and acts as a user-friendly guide to all the wineries in Santa Barbara County. Whether you're heading out on your very first wine tasting experience or you've attended plenty this app holds all kinds of information that can help you out.

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Mr. Picky's Santa Barbara Wine Tasting

Free

A Go-To Guide

The Mr. Picky's Santa Barbara Wine Tasting app strives to be a complete guide to all the wineries in Santa Barbara County so that you aren't having to jump from one app to the next just to find the information you need. You'll find there are also wine bars, tasting rooms, and a small collection of restaurants also featured in the app. It’s a great starting point when you are planning a wine-based outing. You can plan out a great day trip or perhaps you are a tourist and you’re looking to build a whole week worth of winery-based activities.

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There is also a free version of the app but it is supported by ads, unlike this version. The app requires iOS 7.0 or later to use and currently has four out of five stars from users. It hasn't been updated in more than a year when there were some bug fixes made.

Read up on all the different wineries
Read up on all the different wineries

Helpful Features and Tools

The user experience with the Mr. Picky's Santa Barbara Wine Tasting app is very smooth and simple so that you can find what you want relatively fast. The search page is what makes navigation simple and it's here you can search by a keyword. Next you'll be able to narrow down your results even further by selecting a sub-region and then you'll have a list of wineries to work with. You can learn more about each of the wineries by visiting the link for their website, you can view them on a map, check out what's near you, view Mr. Picky's favorites, and get directions to destination. While there you can make notes right in the app.

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The user interface is a bit dull but it's easy to navigate and that's the important part. The navigation bar on the bottom of the screen looks an awful lot like a banner ad so it could easily be mistaken for one.

Enter your search parameters
Enter your search parameters

Mr. Picky's Santa Barbara Wine Tasting

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Search by keyword to narrow down your results
  • Find information on wineries, tasting rooms, and restaurants
  • Create a list of favorites
  • View on a map what is located nearby

Cons

  • The user interface could be better the layout isn’t very pleasing to the eye

Filter your  search
Filter your search

Final Thoughts

The Mr. Picky's Santa Barbara Wine Tasting app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone features a number of tools that are user-friendly but the overall impression could be better and more engaging.

 

Mr. Picky's Santa Barbara Wine Tasting

Free
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