Olly Smith’s Wine App
By Stepping Stone Media Ltd
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As featured in The Sunday Times' World's Best Apps.
"brilliantly captures the wine man's enthusiasm and ebullience. It includes a glut of useful and entertaining stuff"
Oliver Thring, The Guardian, July 2011
Hello, ahoy and welcome aboard!
Here it is – my very own iPhone app!
I love wine, and I love sharing the joy and pleasure that a top drop can offer. I want to help anyone who uses this app to get even more enjoyment and satisfaction out of their very next glass.
I want to empower you with a bit of knowledge so that, instead of reaching for the same old bottle from the supermarket shelf, local wine shop, restaurant wine list or online retailer, you branch out to discover the glories that are lurking around every corner.
This app is for anyone, from beginners taking their first steps towards wine heaven to more experienced enthusiasts hunting a bit of inspiration!
Consider me your guide and join me on an expedition scaling the dizzy heights of Mount Vino. Thanks for coming!
Olly Smith’s Wine App Features:
-The Wine Guide. The Wine Guide helps you search for the perfect drop based on the dish on your plate, the food in your shopping basket, what the occasion is, what you usually drink or simply what you’re in the mood for. Let’s scout ourselves a beauty!
-Wines of the Week offers a selection of Olly’s top recommendations with details of where to get hold of them across a horde of price points and retailers.
-Nearly an hour of exclusive video includes:
oGuides to the major grape varieties,
o‘How to’ demonstrations of everything from serving and decanting to opening a bottle of fizz,
o‘Meet the Sommelier’, introducing some of Olly’s favourite sommeliers at some of the best restaurants in the land and showing you how to get the best out of their expertise,
oGuides to the gadgets, gizmos and wine kit to make sure you get the most out of your vino every time.
-The Find Wine section is very handy – it uses your current location to give you the nearest wine stockists wherever you are in the UK at the touch of a button. You can instantly link to their contact details and visit current websites. There is also a list of Olly’s favourite online wine stockists.
-You can shake your phone to get Olly’s Words of Widsom, with everything from food and drink matching inspiration to the tip on Sir Roger Moore’s favourite wine (Sancerre, in case you’re wondering).
-You can blow into your phone and sound your very own Wine Horn, to announce to anyone present that it is Wine O’Clock!
-Keeping in touch is a big part of this app. You can give feedback on how we can make it the most useful wine app for you and keep in touch with Olly whether it’s on Facebook, Twitter or via the website ollysmith.com.
This app is about maximizing your enjoyment of wine, taking the risk out of trying something different and on behalf of all of us at Olly HQ, we wish you happiness and fun for your adventures to Vino Land.
N.B. A Note on videos:
All of the videos within the app are downloadable – this means that you can store as many or as few of them as you like on your device and once you have downloaded them, you can watch them whenever you want, even if you have no Internet connection.
For the fastest possible download of the videos in the app, we recommend downloading them when you have wifi access.
What's New in Version 1.5
Fixed bug in iOS6 where searching wines from text caused a crash
Only one update in the last two months: not good enough. And when a wine is reviewed, it typically gets included at least twice. Lots of old reviews still on there for wines that are no longer on sale. It's not easy keeping wine-review software up-to-date, but that's what you have to do, or else don't charge for it.
This is a complete waist of time and money, even the review process is c.........