By Hachette Livre
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
If you find it difficult to choose a wine in a restaurant,
or… if you want to know more about a particular bottle
or… if you are in vacation in France and you want to know what kind of wine can be found in the area…
Download FRENCH WINES, an application by GUIDE HACHETTE DES VINS, the famous French wine guide!
Exclusive content : Comprehensive information, written by the experts of the Guide Hachette des Vins
HOW TO CHOOSE AND SERVE WINE:
• Know the quality of every french vintage since 1945 thanks to 700 ratings!
• Find information about “appellation controlée” wines: description, colors and aromas, grape variety, ageing capacity and service temperature .
LEARN EVERYTHING ABOUT WINE:
• A complete cartography of wine growing regions of France
• A dictionary to understand the vocabulary of wine, with 230 definitions
AN EASY-TO-USE APPLICATION:
• A search engine to easily find a wine or definition
• All the vintage ratings available in a few clicks for each region
• Quality design
For more information and to get access to wine tasting notes from the Guide Hachette des Vins: www.hachette-vins.com
Let us know your suggestions and your questions about this application! @ this address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Minor bugs fixes
Useful app but badly needs update
This app is more like a good book that gets published and provides lots of useful information, but then as time passes, starts to become less relevant.
Don't get me wrong, it's still good with regard to the regional information on the wines of France, but the vintage ratings are woefully out of date, with the last vintage rated being 2008. That was a complaint another reviewer made a year and half ago and nothing has changed. Now that 2015 is soon upon us, wines that are meant to be drunk within the first 3-6 years of the vintage (e.g., 98% of all wines), are now either already history or over the hill, rendering the vintage rating section of this app irrelevant to all your wines except the collectibles and other assorted age-worthy wines you may have.
It's a shame Hachette hasn't stuck to this app and worked on keeping it current because the vintage ratings are a great feature that becomes less and less useful each passing day.
That's doesn't mean however that this app isn't worth getting. I definitely recommend it for learning about the various regions of France, especially the obscure ones few people know about. So I'd say that as long as you know this app is essentially now half the app it was born to be, and your expectations are reasonable, you can get something out of this app if you are not already an expert on the wines of France.
I love this app. When I buy mysterious French bottles I immediately go to the map and find out where it is from. I wish there was this level of detail for other wine-producing countries. Probably most helpful if you already know a little about French wines. No ratings of individual wines, thank goodness.
Much better than French Wine AOCs
I am thrilled to have found this application. The detailed maps and sophisticated glossary of terms help to keep me on my toes. The only thing that is possibly lacking is information on producers; otherwise a really fantastic wine app!
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Aug 05, 2010
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 5.0 MB
- Languages: English, French
- Seller: Hachette Livre
- © 2010 Hachette Livre
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.