Wine Scanner, Ratings, Cellar

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    Wine Scanner, Ratings, Cellar

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    Wine Scanner, Ratings, Cellar's review

    Published: 2012-03-28, by .

    Reviews, bar code, quotes, facts... all wine!

    • Many features
    • Great design
    • Most features are paid ones
    • It's not well marketed

    "Wine picks with an expert"

    Natalie MacLean Wine Picks is an application that finds the perfect wine pairing for each meal. When you open the app, it asks you to register and then offers a fee of $2.10/ month for no more bad wine and thousands of reviews. The problem is that this app is marketed as a free app and that's not true.

    You can't access to the pairings or reviews without sharing the info via twitter or facebook and you need to pay for the barcode scanner, which is why most users downloaded the app in the first place. You can access for free to the blog entries, wine quotes, wineries, wine facts or information about Natalie's book, which you can also find in the Internet.

    If you have enough with those features and a few more, you'll be perfectly happy with the app, but it's undeniable that it's wrongly promoted and should specify that most of the services are paid. Besides that, the design is clean and aesthetic and it's easy to use, although it force closed twice.

    Natalie MacLean is the developer of Natalie MacLean Wine Picks, an application for wine lovers and people who want to choose the best wines for the family and friends. It's kind of confusing whether which features are free or not.

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    by Ana , Appszoom

    Mar 28, 2012


    Named Top Wine App by the New York Times, Globe & Mail, National Post

    Want to buy a great wine recommended by the World's Best Wine Writer? Get the only Wine App with built-in label and barcode scanners to instantly access expert wine reviews.

    Natalie MacLean, World Food Media Awards winner, is your best friend when you’re shopping for wine, dining at restaurants or entertaining with friends.

    Like a sommelier in your pocket, she's there with you to help choose the right wine at the right price every time.

    Just point your camera at the front label or back barcode of any wine to get:

    • Easy access professional, jargon-free wine reviews you can trust
    • Instant search and sorting of 270,000 expert wine ratings
    • Delicious new food pairings for every style of wine
    • Quick recall of your wines in My Cellar, the app's cellar tracker software
    • Fast way to add photos, labels and your own notes to My Cellar

    Canadian Pricing and Product Availability

    • Custom Shopping Lists you can sort by region, style, price
    • Real-time inventory stock updates for Canadian liquor stores
    • Pinpoint the closest Canadian store to you with the wines on your Shopping List
    • Helpful alerts when the wines you like are back in stores with a new vintage
    • Constant updates on which wines are on sale or have bonus Air Miles
    • Expert guidance to find the top 10 wines by price, score or style
    • Convenient ability to combine and track Opimian Wine Club wines with your liquor store purchases
    • Proven tips for buying the best wines in:

    BC Liquor Stores, BC VQA Stores, Everything Wine, Liquor Plus, Alberta liquor stores, SLC, MLCC, LCBO, Wine Rack, Wine Shop, SAQ, NSLC, ANBL, NF Liquor, PEILCC, Sherry-Lehmann, Morrell, Binny’s, Sam’s Wine, Wally’s Wine & Spirits, Costco and thousands of liquor stores

    Bonus Features:

    • Exclusive access Natalie’s top wines for special occasions, gift-giving and dinner parties
    • Effortless ways to share your favourite wines on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
    • Fun approach to discover what your friends are drinking
    • Hundreds of entertaining wine videos and insider interviews with winemakers

    For Natalie's free wine tips:

    Note from Nat …

    Howdy Wine Lovers,

    I'm not able to address issues posted here, so please e-mail me if you have a feature to suggest or there's a bug to fix:


    The new label scanner will improve with your help in adding new wines and labels. Let's make this app even better together!

    This is a labour of love for me as a journalist: it has cost me personally more than $100,000 to create and keep updating this app ... so please be kind and patient ;)



P.S. Please upgrade your smartphone to Apple's most recent operating system (iOS) to optimize app performance. It's free to do this:

    Natalie MacLean is an independent journalist and author of the bestselling books "Red, White and Drunk All Over" and "Unquenchable" both published by Random House. She has won six International Association of Culinary Professional (IACP) awards and four James Beard Journalism Awards, including the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award. 

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    Users comments for Wine Scanner, Ratings, Cellar

    Chantel Campbell

    by Chantel Campbell

    Oct 13, 2017  |  "OK"

    I wanted to use this to find stores with certain wines. This feature does not work at all no stores came up with even wine that can be found in most stores.

    Petito Lubrini

    by Petito Lubrini

    Jul 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    On par with the best

    Fayaz Manji

    by Fayaz Manji

    Mar 10, 2017  |  "OK"

    Honestly I don't know how this app can be rated 3.7, I have a Galaxy S6 and all it does it time out, it looks like it would be great, but it doesn't work!

    Dajana D

    by Dajana D

    Dec 07, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    What a great app for someone like me who enjoys wine but isn't particularly a connaisseur! I love the pairing function !

    John Dwyer

    by John Dwyer

    Dec 05, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    Wow, I've never felt more confident buying a bottle of wine than with the help of this app. Now I'm sure I'll like everything I buy!

    Susan Gibbons

    by Susan Gibbons

    Dec 05, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    I'm the person that goes into the wine store with no idea what to get. This handy go to resource takes the guesswork out of your wine store errand, and actually makes it fun.