Wine Spectator WineRatings+
By M. Shanken Communications, Inc.
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Wine Spectator WineRatings+ is a free download that includes a mix of free and paid content. The free content includes comprehensive vintage charts, educational articles, videos and daily news. An in-app subscription gives access to all of Wine Spectator’s wine ratings; our database currently includes around 300,000 reviews, with more than 1,000 new ratings added each month.
If you have any questions about the app, please visit app-help.winespectator.com.
FREE CONTENT IN WINERATINGS+
WineRatings+ includes a wide range of free content to teach you more about wine:
• Vintage Charts: Covers 55 of the world’s principal wine regions and grape varieties to help you assess the overall quality and character of each region’s wines and when they will be at their most enjoyable.
• Learn More: Helps you explore the fundamentals of wine with authoritative articles and educational videos.
• WS360: Gives you a timely view into current wine culture, with an automatically updated news feed of the latest reports and insights from WineSpectator.com.
PREMIUM CONTENT FOR WINERATINGS+ SUBSCRIBERS
Wine Spectator’s ratings app gives you access to around 300,000 of the world’s most authoritative and reliable wine reviews—with definitive ratings, detailed tasting notes, release prices, current auction prices and recommended drinking windows.
TRUSTED AND TIMELY RATINGS
WineRatings+ is automatically updated (no download required) with the latest Wine Spectator reviews. At least 1,000 wine reviews are added each month. Each review is written by an experienced Wine Spectator editor according to strict blind-tasting methodology to ensure fair and reliable results.
RAPID, EASY-TO-USE WINE RATINGS SEARCH
WineRatings+ helps you look up Wine Spectator ratings for even the most difficult-to-spell wines and wineries. The app provides instant results as you type, while the powerful filtering options help you find wines by name, producer, price, score or region with precision.
Looking for expert advice on which wines to purchase? The Picks section in WineRatings+ delivers wines recommended by our editors. For great buys among the most recent reviews, turn to “Classic Wines (95-100 Points)”, “Newest Reds and Whites $20 or Less (90+ Points)” and "Extreme Values $12 or Less." Or explore "Value Sparkler for Special Occasions," “Blue-Chip Collectibles” and our "Top 100 of 2013"—the most exciting wines of the past year.
To help you remember the wines you enjoy, we automatically save your recently viewed wines to the app’s home screen. You can also “favorite” wines for the long-term.
Share your favorite wines and articles. Subscribers can post Wine Spectator wine reviews, as well as links to news and feature stories, to their Facebook and Twitter accounts, or send them via email.
Wherever you are and whatever your expertise, Wine Spectator WineRatings+ will help you find your perfect wine at the perfect price. Download the world’s premier wine app today!
The premium version of WineRatings+, provided by Wine Spectator, requires a monthly subscription of $2.99, which is auto-renewed. Payment will be charged to your iTunes/App Store account at confirmation of purchase. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes/App Store account settings; you must do so at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period to avoid being billed for the next cycle. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active period.
WineRatings+ is a new product from Wine Spectator and must be purchased separately from our other products.
What's New in Version 4.0.1
— Performance Improvements
— New iOS7 design improves readability and ease of use.
— New version specifically designed for iPad.
— Updated Top 100 Wines for 2013, containing our editors' latest list of the world's most exciting wine.
— Added "Value Sparklers for Special Occasions" to Picks section: This selection of Champagnes and global sparkling wines—all with great scores at fair prices—is just right for celebrations.
— Added "Extreme Values" to Picks section: These wallet-friendly wines, priced $12 or less, are perfect for large parties and everyday drinking.
— A new video explains all that the app has to offer, in both the free download and the monthly subscription versions.
Love the info in this format!
While I have a subscription to the magazine and website, I love how handy this app is. I can't tell you how many times I've pulled this app out when I'm in a restaurant trying to pick out a bottle of wine. Especially when traveling abroad recently, when I didn't recognize a single bottle of wine on the list (and I usually feel like I know my way around a wine list). It was so helpful to have this app!
My other favorite use is to mark "favorite" wines and then I have a shopping list for when I go to a wine shop.
Very helpful when shopping
Nice update! The new iPad-optimized version is a great addition to the phone app. I use the phone all the time when I'm in a store or restaurant to check for info on wines. I use the iPad more at home when I'm just browsing for wines I might want to buy. It's updated regularly with lots of new notes--the value picks are particularly good!
I don't mind paying the small cost for the wine ratings because it's helped save me money when I've been choosing between wines and discovered a better deal.
Basic - don’t expect much
For $2.99 / month you can search the rating database for a specific wine. You cannot search for general characteristics like “Napa Cabernet > 90 pts and 2007, 2008, 2009”.
Additionally, there is no local database so you need a good net connection and patience. If you’re in a wine shop and don’t have a good connection (all that wine does absorb RF signals) you’re out of luck.
And of course their brilliant marketing program means you don’t get access to the wine database on the web, that’s a separate subscription. This is strictly iPad/iPhone.
I’d like an app that helps me in the store, and in a restaurant. A 10yr old California Chardonnay that only produced 300 cases is not relevant!
- Category: Food & Drink
- Updated: Mar 03, 2014
- Version: 4.0.1
- Size: 43.6 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Seller: M. Shanken Communications, Inc.
- © M. Shanken Communications
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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