Wednesday. 7 December. 2011. 10:36 am
New wine and food pairing iPad App.
Winebuzz attended a lavish dinner recently to help launch the new Flavours Asia App, a food and wine pairing app at Island Tang. We were treated to a 7 course meal with matching wines from the Moet Hennessy stable of estates including Cloudy Bay, Chandon, Cape Mentelle and Terrazas.
Tuesday. 2 August. 2011. 9:52 am
Interesting new wine app out now for all smartphones.
We like to introduce you to new wine apps for your smartphone like the Hong Kong created Winescribe and the Flavour Colours. This one is called Vivino and it basically allows you to take a photo of your wine bottle to match the label with their 400,000+ database and find out more information even so far as helping you to buy it!
The results may be mixed and probably more focused on Europe where the developers are based, but if it expands here to Hong Kong and China it would help a lot in finding and buying, for example, wine you try at a tasting.
Vivino is available for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and even Windows Phone 7. You can find the download link to your phone here.
Wednesday. 6 July. 2011. 9:54 am
An app to make wine notes easier to write and harder to forget.
Blotchy, scribbled down, scrunched-up paper wine notes are definitely a thing of the past with Winescribe – the new iPad app for digitizing tasting notes which has just launched on the Hong Kong iTunes App store.
Wednesday. 8 December. 2010. 10:00 am
Simon Tam brings his food-and-wine pairing philosophy to the iPhone.
Simon Tam‘s take on food-and-wine pairing is truly one of a kind. Rather than simply basing his selections on scientific measures such as sweetness and acidity, the seasoned critic instead employs a holistic approach – accounting, not just for taste, but also mood, expectations and seasonality.
Using these techniques, Tam has managed to group together a plethora of Chinese dishes and international wines into four distinct categories or “flavours,” as he puts it; with each flavour named after and represented by a colour – blonde, tan, brown or ivory.