Apps for the Drinker


For the bon vivant who also craves instant information and digital organization, iPhone applications abound. Wine ratings? Check. Food pairings? Yep. Happy hour specials? You bet. These apps do everything but pour the drink for you.  


Hello Vino
Whether you’re searching for the perfect wine to go with tonight’s dinner or need suggestions for what to serve a friend who loves fruit-forward reds, this free app takes the guesswork out of wine-and-food pairing.

Drync Wine Pro
The app for serious oenophiles. Search a database of more than 1.2 million wines, manage your cellar, save and share tasting notes, and access thousands of professional reviews, all for $2.99.

Happy Hours
A database of happy hour specials searchable by neighborhood. If you want to know who’s taking a dollar off jalapeño poppers at 4:30 p.m. on a Wednesday, this free app is for you.

Wine Trip
Never get lost finding a vineyard again. A measly 99 cents buys you an app with listings for 1,900 wineries in California, Oregon and Washington, with the ability to map your route and note your favorite spots.

Not sure whether to shake or stir? For $2.99, this app offers recipes for more than 2,000 old-school and newfangled cocktails organizedby spirit, drink type and flavor.