By M. Shanken Communications, Inc.
Because of the new iOS notifications, I’ve learned this app automatically pastes your clipboard (for who knows what nefarious purpose, but presumably to cash in on your data for ads) every time you open the app, and every time you return to it after putting it in the background. I’m reconsidering sending them $3, but in the meantime they’ll find some rude messages on my clipboard (in the unlikely event an actual human reads them).
For $2.99 / month you can search the rating database for a specific wine. You cannot search for general characteristics like “Napa Cabernet > 90 pts and 2007, 2008, 2009”. Additionally, there is no local database so you need a good net connection and patience. If you’re in a wine shop and don’t have a good connection (all that wine does absorb RF signals) you’re out of luck. It’s basic. And of course their brilliant marketing program means you don’t get access to the wine database on the web, that’s a separate subscription. This is strictly iPad/iPhone. I’d like an app that helps me in the store, and in a restaurant. A 10yr old California Chardonnay that only produced 300 cases is not relevant!
Great app, still find a few vintages on the market that are not discussed, but certainly better than before.
No July upstate but still charged my account
The vintage reviews are over a year out of date and wine reviews are increasingly incomplete.
I already have a paid subscription to the magazine (both print and digital, which is already really expensive), plus a subscription to WineSpectator.com, but this App does not recognize those subscriptions and wants another $2.99 per month ($35.88) per year. There should be a bundle price, which could/would actually bring in more overall revenue. There are other wine rating apps from other vendors to choice from.
I download the app on my iPad but was unable to sign in on my iPhone. I had to delete the app from my phone, restart the phone, and download the app again. I’m now able to sign in. I like the app but it’s missing scan function.
Don’t even bother. Pop-up every second asking you to register. Last time i ever use this app. Deleted.
Even though I subscribe to the magazine, I find the app has limited utility - everything you select takes you to a subscription offer, with no access unless you subscribe. The magazine advertises the Xvalues section as free, but it’s not, rather it’s just the parent app that is free.
Bought the subscription on my iPad and cannot enable the subscription on my phone. Keep getting screens telling me to subscribe and that I’m already subscribed... Have read all the pertinent support articles, which tell me to enable the new device on a page that does not exist. Ugh. So frustrating.