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Winee app review: become an expert in wine



Perhaps you’re already familiar with this next category of apps that has been designed for those with a passion and love of good wine, and an interest in learning more about the varieties out there. The Winee app is dedicated for anyone who wants to further their knowledge of great wine and learn to appreciate all the complexities of it. This app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and is great to have on hand before you host that next dinner party, family gathering, or night with friends. You’ll be able to wow everyone with the incredible vintages you pick up that pair perfectly with your event.

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A big part of what is making this app such a hit with customers is the fact that it's so user-friendly. Learning about these wines has never been easier because all you have to do is snap a photo of the label and all the details will pop up on the screen. Before you know it, you’ll be the one that is the “wine expert” in your circle of friends.

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Winee — Wine Scanner, Ratings and Serving Tips


Arming You With Details

The developer of the Winee app is Winee Inc. who saw a segment of the wine market that is showing interest in learning more. The developer went about designing this app "for people who are passionate about wine." Thanks to the information they are able to gain through the app, the idea is that they will be able to choose wine just like a pro would.The app currently has over 400,000 wines within its database, so there's a good chance you'll find what you're looking for when you scan the label.

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While the app isn't brand new, it has just gone through some performance updates and improvements offering users an even smoother experience.

"Dig into detailedinfo on each wine: expert and user ratings, tasting notes, food pairing, serving tips, prices, varietals, and so on," states Winee Inc. As an added bonus the app will help to keep track of your favorites so you don't have to worry what that "great bottle" was.

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Scan and Learn

Of course it's all about the user experience when it comes to the Winee app which claims to be incredibly quick, easy, and user-friendly from the get-go. The app is comparable to such popular ones as Hello Vino, Delectable, and The Wine Coach. These offer many of the same functions/features, but each are set up in their own way.

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The premise of the app is very simple: you take a photo of the label on the bottle, and then the app will instantly display the information it has on that vintage. This information includes things like any awards it has won, the user and expert ratings, the tasting notes, tips for serving the wine, the ideal food pairings, typical pricing, varietals, and any other information. It’s a great way to discover new wines, obviously, plus learn about what foods work best with some of your current favorite wines. If you are planning a dinner party, a luncheon, or just a gathering at your home, you can really step things up by pairing the wine with the food you plan on serving.

The information is well-displayed and easy to read, just scroll down through the page to get all the details. If you don’t have the bottle in your hand you can always type in the name of a wine and get the results that way.

Now before you get picture-happy and start taking all kinds of photos, it’s important to note this app allows the first 10 pictures for free and after that you will need to make an in-app purchase. You can opt for 10 scans for $0.99 or if you don't want to have to worry about how many photos you're taking, the Unlimited Scans for $1.99 package is the way to go. It’s wise to use your free ones to get a feel for the app, see the kind of information it offers, and how quickly the information loads before you make the in-app purchase.

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Winee — Wine Scanner, Ratings and Serving Tips


Additional Benefits

There are some additional benefits with the Winee app. This one can help you find where to buy a particular vintage that you're after. This saves you from having to run around all over town in search of that perfect wine.The tracking tool will keep track of all the bottles you have scanned in, tasted, and then rated so you can refer back to them, and there is a 100-point scoring scale that you can access in order to rate the wine. If you like you can share this information with the rest of the Winee community. You’ll feel as though you’re a true wine tasting expert yourself.

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Pros and Cons


  • The app allows you to take photos of wine labels and get instant information
  • Learn about food pairings, tasting notes, pricing, and more
  • Find where to buy a particular wine
  • Keep track of wines you have sampled and review
  • Use the scoring scale to rate wines just like an expert
  • Share your information with others in the community


  • Only the first 10 scans are free, after that you will have to purchase the scans
  • There were some small bugs and performance issues, which have been fixed
  • Obviously not every wine is in the database, so you may come across one that isn’t listed

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The Final Verdict

When it comes to the final verdict with the Winee app for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad the jury is not out; in fact, the jury is in full agreement on this one. The app is well worth the download and because you’ve got 10 scans offered for free, it’s a great way to test it out, learn a little about wines you’ve been interested in, and get on the path to becoming an expert yourself when it comes to wine.

Winee — Wine Scanner, Ratings and Serving Tips

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.