best wine iPhone apps

I love to sit down with a nice glass of wine after a long, hard day of work. A glass of red wine every day is said to prolong life, which I could believe because of how nicely it relaxes you.

I wouldn’t call myself an expert, by any means. I will unapologetically drink red with fish and white with lasagna. The App Store has a very nice selection of titles that could help make you seem like an expert to your friends and you won’t have spend all that money on special wine appreciation classes. Check out our list of best apps for wine drinkers… 

Wine Spectator WineRatings+

Wine Spectator

So, you’ve just been invited to dinner and your new sister-in-law asks you to pick up some white wine on your way over. If you are not a white wine drinker, you may not know the best year, type, or region to look for. This app gives information on 55 different regions and grape varieties to help you pick the right wine for the party. Plus, with a monthly subscription, you can look up 300,000 wine reviews to be sure the vineyard you select is worth the cost. This app is available for free.

Delectable Wine

Delectable Wine

If you’ve ever been on a wine tasting tour, you’ll know that there are always a handful of wines you loved, but didn’t get the name of. Thus, forgetting the important information needed to find them again in the future. This app lets you take a picture of any wine label and it will identify the vintage, winemaker, and name. You can build a virtual wine cellar to keep track of everything you’ve tasted on your wine-soaked adventures. This app is available for free.

Vivino Wine Scanner

Vivino Wine Scanner

Similar to the Delectable Wine app, this lets you find out more about the wine you are drinking by identifying vintage, winemaker, and name. You can read reviews of different selections from more than four million users. Plus, add wines to your wish list for future purchases. This app is available for free.



Maybe you don’t have the means or time to actually spend an afternoon wine tasting. That doesn’t mean you can’t have the same access to high quality wine. With this app, not only can you scan the label to get more information, but you can also order wine from hand-selected recommendations and have the sweet nectar delivered right to your door. This app is available for free.

Hello Vino – Wine Assistant

Hello Vino

Like a good office manager needs an assistant, a productive wine drinker needs a assistant for finding the best quality libations for their needs. This app creates the right list of recommendations based on what you like. You won’t be stuck browsing through expensive ports when all you want is a reasonably priced bottle of Pinot Noir for a party. With the insider wine deals, you’ll actually be able to save money while you drink. This app is available for free.



Understanding the wide variety of wine options is sort of like understanding chemistry. This app features a Table of Grapes that is not unlike the Periodic Table of Elements. Learn about whites through reds, listed alphabetically. Find out more about each type of wine and what goes best with which meal. Plus, find out current news from the grapevine (pardon the pun). Never mispronounce a wine type again with the included pronunciation guide. This app is available for free.



When out on a first date, the last thing you want to do is make the mistake of ordering the wrong type of wine to go with dinner. However, not everyone likes every type of wine. This app offers wine pairing suggestions that cover more than simply “red” or “white.” Plus, with the active community using WineClr, you’ll be able to share your tastes and experiences with others. It’s like Facebook for wine. This app is available for free.

VNTG – Wine Cellar


Once you’ve become a true wine connoisseur, you’ll find yourself overstocked with wine, hopefully safely stored in a temperature-controlled cellar. This app lets you organize your collection and keep track of wines that are ready now or bottles that could use a few more months (or years) of aging. Enter the given information on your bottles to generate suggestions for drinking windows for your collection. You’ll have the best-organized wine cellar on the block. This app is available for $2.99.

Pair It! – Food and Wine Pairings

Pair it

Being able to tell that reds go better with rich foods and whites go better with light foods may be enough to get you by on a first date. Now if you really want to understand food and wine pairing, you need to understand why certain wines go better with certain foods. This app includes pairing tips and flavor bridges for each of the more than 180 different varieties from around the world. Plus, instead of a list of foods that you can select wine from, this app lets you start with the wine and pair the food accordingly. This app is available for $2.99.

Wine Simplified

Wine Simplified

There is so much to learn about wine that you practically need an entire college course dedicated to the subject. If not an 18-week semester’s worth, you’d at least need a few hours of instruction. This app features a number of different educational experiences for learning about wine. Watch videos on tastings, explore interactive tours, hear wine type pronunciations, and learn how to decode labels. This app is available for $9.99.

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What did you think of our list of best wine apps? What are your favorite wine enthusiast apps?

  • siddique

    Alhamdulellah im away of this

  • Smeltn

    Its to funny my wife and myself just started drinking red wine a few weeks ago. We have so far bought 8 different kinds of reds just to see whats out there. I use Vivino to track what we have tried and how well we liked it. I am really looking for an app that can give me suggestions of what wines to try..

  • klouud

    Now you are talking my language Lory! I could care less about the photography articles — but THIS is whats up! Thanks!