April 5th, 2010

Wine News – April 5, 2010

At Uncorked Cincinnati we’re all about Cincinnati wine, but we also like to keep our eye on the rest of the wine world.  Let’s see what’s going on.

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New Wine App for the Smart Phone Lovers
natdecanterNatalie Maclean has just launched a new mobile wine application for iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Droid and other smartphones.  The app is completely free and comes with some pretty solid features including 380,000 professionally tested food and wine pairings, a virtual cellar to track your own wines, and a directory of 10,000+ wineries to buy wine or plan a visit.  Just downloaded the iPhone version myself and so far so good.  Really enjoying the pairings as it’s one of the most comprehensive lists I’ve seen.

Ten Things Every Small Winery Must Know
From Tom Wark’s Fermentation blog, a great post highlighting what small wineries must do to market in today’s wine marketing universe.  Consumers have more power today than ever before across all industries including wine, and small wineries (and wine shops) can take advantage of this by doing some pretty simple things.

Trader Joe’s introduces new “Th. J.” wine
People are dubbing this “10-buck Tom.”  Pretty funny.  The bottle itself seems to be garnering most of the attention as it’s sand-blasted for an aged look, and collectors are already scrambling to get their hands on one.

Snooth Launches “Guide to Wine Gifts”
I love me some Snooth.com, and I love their new feature “Guide to Wine Gifts.”  It serves to help those looking for wine gifts to shop with a bit more confidence.

Vinopedia, a New Wine Search Tool
A quick post on a new wine search tool called “Vinopedia,” formerly freewinesearcher.com.

Should Restaurant Wine Lists Comfort or Excite?
When at a restaurant to you prefer a wine list of recognizable options or the chance to explore new wines you’ve never heard of before?  I would agree with the author of this provocative article and say the latter, but what do you think?

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