Introducing the Mobile Wine Critic: iPhone App Adds Reviews from Writers

Modesto, CA – The free Hello Vino iPhone app has served over 5 million wine brand recommendations since its release in June, 2009, and now offers valuable information about wines reviewed on popular blogs and online publications. The new “Reviews” section within the free Hello Vino app will provide consumers with wine reviews and recommendations in a mobile-friendly format, while also linking to the respective authors’ web sites. Consumers are also able to interact with the authors, share the wines, and save their favorite reviews within the app.

Contributors include Certified Specialists of Wine (CSW), Certified Wine Educators (CWE), and sommeliers certified by the Master Court of Sommeliers. Highly esteemed wine writer Bill Daley of the Chicago Tribune, Joe Roberts (CSW) of 1winedude.com, and Elizabeth Schneider (CSW and sommelier) of normalwine.com are a few of the talented oenophiles lending their expertise within the new “Reviews” section of Hello Vino.

“We are excited to collaborate with this talented group of writers to extend their reach and deliver value to an audience of wine consumers through our mobile apps,” said Hello Vino Co-Founder, Jim McNamee. “The combination of professional and peer reviews creates a robust source of trusted wine recommendations from a wide variety of palates.”

Hello Vino ranks #1 for the “5 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Wine Lovers” on Mashable and #1 on the “Top 50 Wine iPhone Apps” report by Vintank, a digital think tank for the wine industry. The free iPhone app assists wine consumers with their purchase decisions by offering wine recommendations to match their meals, taste preferences, or specific occasions.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 2.0 or later
* 0.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Hello Vino App 1.3 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.

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Hello Vino delivers wine recommendations to PCs and mobile phones, providing wine consumers with the perfect bottle for a meal, occasion, or gift. The free service is available on any cell phone through a mobile Web site, free iPhone app, or text messaging service. More information, including video demonstrations and photos, is available at their web site. Copyright (C) 2009 Hello Vino. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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