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After subscribing to that magazine for many years, I occasionally would also pay for the digital version. Now that the app removed vintage charts, I’m just not going to renew the magazine either. I get you have to monetize things, but if I can’t even review a vintage chart on my phone in a wine cellar or store where you often don’t have internet access, I can’t justify spending anything with this company.
As a subscriber to Wine Spectator magazine, you are now going to charge me for the mobile app. I’m planning to delete app and may not renew subscription.
Just like others noticed, this app now only works with a paid subscription that amounts to $36/ year. Like other users, I decided to press the delete button and after many years of use (10y?), it now is history and no longer on my phone. I used it now for many years mainly for a quick look at the vintage charts and every once in a while I also had a subscription but I found that unless you are in the industry it’s not worth spending this for occasional use. I’m not a fan of a subscription model, especially not for things you only need once in a while. I thought it was a good play on their part as a teaser to get the magazine or even if you wanted to get individual ratings which were only available with a subscription. Maybe it’s worth if you get it as part of a magazine subscription as well but not as standalone. WS mentioned that their website is mobile friendly and the basic info is still free on their site.
Have used this app for years. There was always a basic free version. Latest update is just a splash screen offering you to pay $36/year to use. Deleting
Used to be the go-to app for knowledge of vintages and wine related articles. Forced to subscribe to use at all. Deleting app.
Some features were free, now you cannot use unless you pay hefty subscription. Had to delete
I’ve been using other wine apps for years, but I find it difficult to gauge if I’ll like something based on a crowdsourced review. With WR+ I know I’m getting an expert’s opinion and rating! I love that I can save and favorite wines- it makes shopping so much easier because I already have a list with options. Definitely recommend downloading- worth every penny!!!!
- poor communication, update came without announcement or explanation why this is better - even App Store pictures are not updates (shows the previous version from 2015-2020) - more “fancy” design, low usability - major downgrades vs previous design; only a few wines at a glance, lack of structure for glancing across wines, missing date of latest review this unclear when new wines are added - new design amateurish implemented, lost of label pictures missing, empty squares just eat space, too much empty spaces between text and missing alignments just take space and limits number of wines to be seen at a glance - there is so much more which brings utility down for me - paying for years, got this as a surprise, would have expected any heads up or market /UI research getting feedback from existing customers - looking at reviews most complain that no free elements anymore - GOOD LUCK monetizing app from Millennials which design seems targeted for - just ended auto renewal - I am done
Wish Wine Spectator would bundle this with print or digital magazine subscription.
For years this application had free version which was sufficient for basic browsing. Suddenly the only option became a paid subscription. While I never used premium options I don’t have any need to use them in the future. Feels like extortion.