Wine Spectator Unveils Free VintageChart+ App for Smartphones

New version, with 54 charts, works with Android, BlackBerry and more
Apr 20, 2011

Last summer, Wine Spectator released VintageChart+ on the iPhone, which became one of the most downloaded wine apps from the App Store. Now, other smartphone owners can have the same authoritative information on vintage quality at their fingertips.

Wine Spectator has introduced a mobile Web App version of VintageChart+ that’s compatible with most smartphones—whether they're powered by Android or feature a BlackBerry keyboard. And it's still free.

The VintageChart+ Web App looks and feels like software native to each device. On most phone models, it can be used offline, so wine lovers can browse Wine Spectator’s trusted vintage charts in places without a signal. VintageChart+ also automatically adapts its display to suit slightly older phone models.

VintageChart+ features 54 automatically updated vintage charts for major wine regions and grape varieties of the world. Wine Spectator editors analyze vintage quality after extensive tastings of wines, providing scores, recommendations on when to drink the wines and descriptions of the vintages' impact on the wines’ character.

The app gives consumers a simple and effective way to compare the relative quality of wine types from different regions and years, so that they can make smarter decisions when faced with unfamiliar bottles. When trying to pick a Napa Valley Cabernet off a restaurant wine list, for example, it can make a world of difference to know that 2004 was a consistently excellent year, while 2003 was weaker and uneven.

To better showcase VintageChart+, Wine Spectator has also upgraded the design for its entire mobile website, which includes the Wine Ratings Search, Top 100 Archives and the Personal Wine List shopping list and cellar management tools.

Experience VintageChart+ and the new Wine Spectator Mobile site by opening your smartphone browser and visiting http://m.winespectator.com.

News

You Might Also Like

Fires? Drought? Heat? California Wineries' Biggest Challenge Might Be Getting Insurance

Fires? Drought? Heat? California Wineries' Biggest Challenge Might Be Getting Insurance

After multiple years of wildfires, Napa and Sonoma vintners are struggling to obtain …

Jul 28, 2021
Cheval-Blanc and Ausone Say Adieu to St.-Emilion Classification. Does It Matter?

Cheval-Blanc and Ausone Say Adieu to St.-Emilion Classification. Does It Matter?

Owners of two storied Bordeaux estates say that the rankings should focus more on wine …

Jul 23, 2021
New York City’s Restaurant Week Returns as Dining Rooms Reopen

New York City’s Restaurant Week Returns as Dining Rooms Reopen

Summer event features new menu options, award-winning wine lists and more

Jul 21, 2021
Exclusive: Randall Grahm Joins Forces with Gallo for a New Wine Project

Exclusive: Randall Grahm Joins Forces with Gallo for a New Wine Project

The new brand—The Language of Yes—combines Grahm’s penchant for Rhône grape varieties with …

Jul 21, 2021
Is Wine Empty Calories? A Spanish Researcher Argues It May Help Stave Off Extra Pounds

Is Wine Empty Calories? A Spanish Researcher Argues It May Help Stave Off Extra Pounds

Nutrition expert presents evidence that shows polyphenols found in red wine might burn …

Jul 21, 2021
Jeff Bezos Returns from Space and Donates $100 Million to José Andrés Charity

Jeff Bezos Returns from Space and Donates $100 Million to José Andrés Charity

The Spanish chef and humanitarian says he will use the money to expand World Central …

Jul 20, 2021