Last week we attended the launch party of The Wine Guru App at Abbotsford’s Restaurant 62. This app is quite an exciting resource for wine lovers!
Unless you are a sommelier or a hardcore wine enthusiast, opening the wine menu at a restaurant can be a little overwhelming. How do you know which wine will pair best with the meal you’ve chosen?
The Wine Guru app has been designed to essentially work as a pocket sommelier. Wine Guru offers food and wine pairing suggestions based on details including type of cuisine, ingredients, cooking method and budget. You simply enter this information following the Wine Guru’s prompts and you will then be presented with some great options! Alternatively, you can select a wine that you would like to try and work in reverse order – the Wine Guru app will help you select a meal that would compliment your chosen wine.
The team behind Wine Guru is a partnership of sommeliers from Restaurant 62 and technology whizzes from Gloo Studios and Internal Wealth Studios. At the launch event, Restaurant 62’s Eric Ferris said to expect future updates that include expanding current wine suggestions to retailers in the immediate geography, further expansion of the internal database of wine to 10,000 and options to search for local retailers and purchase wine online. Fabulous!
The Wine Guru app is free to download on the iTunes app store. Give it a go and let us know how your wine choices turn out!