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Wine Spectator’s WineRatings+ App Now Available for iPad

Updated for iOS7, the popular ratings app provides access to nearly 300,000 wine reviews on multiple devices

Posted: February 6, 2014

Wine Spectator’s flagship WineRatings+ app, which provides quick access to around 300,000 expert wine reviews, has been redesigned for the iPhone, with a new version added specifically for the iPad. The crisp, clean, new look takes advantage of iOS7 features and is even easier to use.

Designed for connoisseurs and casual wine drinkers, WineRatings+ is a comprehensive app that helps wine lovers make better choices, discover great values, learn about wine in general and stay updated on what’s new in wine. And now it can be used on all of your favorite iOS devices, whether you want to quickly look up a specific wine on your iPhone or iPod touch or browse editors’ recommendations and read articles on the latest iPad models.

Available now on the App Store, the new version of WineRatings+ is a free download, with a mix of free and premium content. At no charge, you can explore Wine Spectator’s definitive vintage charts, watch entertaining videos, read informative articles and scan the app’s timely news feed. For $2.99 per month, subscribers receive access to the entire database of wine ratings, which are automatically updated with more than 1,000 new reviews each month, no download required.

If you already have a subscription to WineRatings+ on your iPhone or iPod Touch, you can easily add your iPad to it. A single subscription can be installed on multiple devices using the same App Store account simply by tapping "Enable This Device" on the subscription screen.

Also new in this version, the app’s “Picks” section has been updated and expanded with additional lists of top wines and values. The "Top 100 Wines for 2013" contains our editors' latest list of the world's most exciting wines. "Value Sparklers for Special Occasions" showcases Champagnes and global sparkling wines with great scores at fair prices—just right for celebrations. And the frequently updated "Extreme Values" list highlights wallet-friendly wines, priced $12 or less, that are perfect for large parties and everyday drinking.

“The addition of an iPad version to WineRatings+ makes it even easier for wine lovers to access our deep database and rich content,” said Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Wine Spectator. “We believe subscribers will find the app even more useful now.”

Other highlights of WineRatings+ include:

  • Quick access to around 300,000 Wine Spectator wine reviews, with definitive ratings, detailed tasting notes, release prices, current auction prices and recommended drinking windows. Our database represents the most comprehensive and authoritative library of professional wine reviews in the world.

  • Automatic updates (no download required) of more than 1,000 new Wine Spectator reviews each month, totaling more than 15,000 per year.

  • An easy and efficient wine ratings search that provides instant results as you type. Use the filtering options—including price, score, producer, name and region—to help you narrow results to your perfect choice.

  • Updated values for more than 10,000 collectible wines. Current auction prices are displayed automatically each quarter, based on the latest sales.

  • Easy sharing of your favorite wines and articles. Using the Facebook and Twitter single sign-on features in iOS, subscribers can post Wine Spectator ratings for wines they enjoy, as well as links to news and feature stories, or send them via e-mail, text message or AirDrop to their friends and family.

  • Seamless save features that log all recently viewed wines to the app’s home screen and let users “favorite” wines for future reference.

  • Vintage Charts that cover 55 of the world’s principal wine regions and grape varieties. These assess the quality and character of each region’s wines and indicate if the wines are ready to drink now or would benefit from aging.

  • Rich articles and entertaining videos that educate on the fundamentals of wine.

  • A real-time news feed offering a timely view into current wine culture, with the latest reports and insights from WineSpectator.com.

The Wine Spectator WineRatings+ App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore. Access to the premium features requires a $2.99 monthly subscription, available via In-App Purchase. Existing subscribers to WineRatings+ can add other iOS devices on their App Store account for no additional charge.

For information about all of Wine Spectator's apps, visit apps.winespectator.com.

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WineRatings+ Slideshow: Click to Enlarge Images

Screenshot of WineRatings+ search page Screenshot of WineRatings+ search results for Napa Cabernet Screenshot of WineRatings+ options to help you refine your search results
Screenshot of the WineRatings+ Picks section, with the Blue-Chip Collectibles list Screenshot of the WineRatings+ Picks section, with the Top 100 of 2013 and value-priced wines Screenshot of WineRatings+ Vintage Charts section, highlighting red Burgundy
Screenshot of WineRatings+ Learn section, with an article on matching wine and food Screenshot of WineRatings+ news feed

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