Hello Vino Associates Wine with Food

Hello Vino - Wine Assistant (AppStore Link)
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Hello Vino - Wine Assistant
Developer: Hello Vino, LLC
Price: free Download on the App Store

hello-vino-iphone-app Hello Vino, from Drive Thru Interactive, aims to answer one of life’s greatest mysteries: What wine makes a good match for a pizza with pineapple and ham? Answer: Any wine that will kill the taste of pineapple (Ba-doom!).

But seriously folks, it’s a Riesling, a sweet wine with a “peach orange blossom [to] match.” If you want me to be more specific, a good match (one of three listed) is a Knoll Riesling Loibenberg Federspiel. I have no idea what that means.

I know some of this because Hello Vino, which is free, told me so. Hello Vino is a wine-cask-full of food and wine pairings. Perhaps no other aspect of the sometimes arcane rituals of wine drinking confounds most people than what food and wine go together. Somewhere there are wine-drinking rules — by Hoyle or someone else as authoritative.

Suppose you found the bottle of Knoll Riesling Loibenberg Federspiel you purchased was decidedly delightful and delicious and you just had to tell someone. Tap the Share icon and tell your friends on Facebook and your followers on Twitter or submit your notes with a rating of the wine to the Hello Vino Web site.

According to Drive Thru Interactive, the app contains 2,000 pairings, which the company claims is the most comprehensive of these apps. I’ll get to work eating and drinking and get to you in about 6.5 years and let you know how I made out.

You also can search for a specific wine while you’re booze shopping or ordering at a restaurant.

Helpfully, Hello Vino provides pricing for each of the suggested wines, among other bits of info. I can’t vouch for the prices, but they must vary quite a bit from one place to the other. So I wouldn’t go by them solely if I were you.

I was dismayed to find typos in this app and I didn’t have to look very far to find them.

Still, if you need to know what wine goes with what food or occasion, by style and taste, and country and region, Hello Vino does that very well. It’s a good looking, easy to use app too.

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  • http://www.hellovino.com Hello Vino

    Thanks for the review, Michael... very entertaining read! :)

    We'd love to fix the typos you found - can you please send us an email at hello (at) hellovino.com if you have a quick minute?

    Otherwise, we're glad you find our app useful, and hopefully you find some great wines to wash down your meals for the next 6.5 years.

    The Hello Vino Team

    P.S. What's your favorite pizza?

  • http://twitter.com/bestwine/status/2413165615 bestwine

    Hello Vino Pairs Up Wine and Food - iPhone Apps | AppCraver: AppCraver - Hello Vino is a wine-cask-full of food .. http://tinyurl.com/muezbf

  • http://twitter.com/hellovino/status/2422742158 Hello Vino

    RT @standardsociety Hello Vino Pairs Up Wine and Food - http://bit.ly/xHOzv - Lot of personality in this review!

  • http://www.HelloVino.com Hello Vino

    Hi Michael, thanks for the review - Very well written and clever!

    We're glad you could find a pairing for your Hawaiian pizza, and we're looking forward to hearing from you in 6.5 years after you try every possible pairing. :)

    We'd love to get those typos fixed - can you send us an email if you have a sec with the details? Were there misspellings on the wine brand recommendations?

    Thanks again for the review, we sincerely enjoyed reading it.

    The Hello Vino Team

  • Michael Alexander

    I'm glad you enjoyed the review. As for those typos, I didn't note those I encountered so I could find them again, but as I work my way through the list, I'll send them along. Thanks.

  • Michael Alexander

    I'm glad you enjoyed the review. As for those typos, I didn't write down those I encountered so I could find them again, but as I work my way through the list, I'll send them along. Thanks.

  • Gianluca

    Hello Vino is very interesting, the pairing with the food is very useful.
    I have buyed some other wines App, but few are good.
    If you love the wines, Italian Wine - Piedmont I think is a must to have!
    A little, pretty App, with all the DOC and DOCG wines from Piedmont.
    Some of the bottle that i have tryed have something mystic inside (like Moscato passito and Nebbiolo!) With a wine like these your girl will be ever happy ;)
    I'm sure.. i've tryed...

  • http://twitter.com/hellovino/status/12369017030 Hello Vino

    @claywallin Homemade Hawaiian pizza & family time = perfect pairing. For wine, try Riesling. Speaking of Hawaiian pizza: http://bit.ly/VCvUB

  • http://www.vezdesigns.wordpress.com Nick French [Vez Designs]

    Hey HelloVino! I love your app! I finally got an IPad, and this was one of the first app I put on it! I remember when you guys first started H.V. Not sure if you remember me, I made some banners for you when I used to work at Visual Horizons Signs in Modesto. I really hope you guys are doing well!

    Cheers Mates!