WineRatings+ by Wine Spectator

WineRatings+ by Wine Spectator

WineRatings+ by Wine Spectator

By M. Shanken Communications, Inc.

Score: 2.27
From 44 Ratings


FREE 30-DAY TRIAL! Try WineRatings+ today and receive a FREE 30-day subscription to Wine Spectator's expert reviews for more than 385,000 wines. WineRatings+ is a free download that includes a mix of free and paid content. The free content includes comprehensive vintage charts, daily news, educational articles and videos. An in-app subscription gives access to all of Wine Spectator’s wine ratings, with more than 1,000 new reviews added each month. If you have any questions about the app, please visit — FREE CONTENT IN WINERATINGS+ WineRatings+ includes a wide range of free content to teach you more about wine: • News: Gives you a timely view into wine culture, with an up-to-the-minute feed of news, Q&A tips, wine-pairing recipes, restaurant picks, interviews with winemakers and sommeliers, wine in pop culture and more from • Vintage Charts: Covers 55 of the world’s principal wine regions and grape varieties to help you assess the overall quality and character of each region’s wines and when they will be at their most enjoyable. • Learn More: Helps you explore the fundamentals of wine with helpful how-to articles and educational videos. PREMIUM CONTENT FOR WINERATINGS+ SUBSCRIBERS Wine Spectator’s ratings app gives you access to expert, reliable reviews for more than 385,000 wines—with definitive ratings, detailed tasting notes, release prices, current auction prices and recommended drinking windows. TRUSTED AND TIMELY RATINGS WineRatings+ is automatically updated (no download required) with the latest Wine Spectator reviews. At least 1,000 wine reviews are added each month. Each review is written by an experienced Wine Spectator editor according to strict blind-tasting methodology to ensure fair and reliable results. RAPID, EASY-TO-USE WINE RATINGS SEARCH WineRatings+ helps you look up Wine Spectator ratings for even the most difficult-to-spell wines and wineries. The app instantly provides suggested matches as you type, while the powerful filtering options help you find wines by name, winery, price, score, grape, region or vintage with precision. EXPERT PICKS Looking for expert advice on which wines to purchase? The Explore section in WineRatings+ highlights wines recommended by our editors. For great buys among the most recent reviews, turn to “Classic Wines (95-100 Points)”, “Newest Reds and Whites $20 or Less (90+ Points)” and "Extreme Values $12 or Less." Or explore "Value Sparklers for Special Occasions," “Blue-Chip Collectibles” and our "Top 100"—the most exciting wines of the year. EASY SAVING To help you remember the wines you enjoy, save them to your personal lists and add your own ratings, tasting notes and photos. We automatically save your recently viewed wines, which can be referenced by tapping the search bar. EASY SHARING Share your favorite wines and articles. Subscribers can post Wine Spectator reviews, as well as links to news and feature stories, to Twitter or send them via email and Messages. DOWNLOAD TODAY Wherever you are and whatever your expertise, Wine Spectator WineRatings+ will help you find your perfect wine at the perfect price. Download the world’s premier wine app today! The premium version of WineRatings+ requires a monthly subscription of $2.99, which is auto-renewed. Payment will be charged to your iTunes/App Store account at confirmation of purchase. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes/App Store account settings; you must do so at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period to avoid being billed for the next cycle. Any unused portion of the free trial is forfeited when you purchase a subscription. WineRatings+ from Wine Spectator is sold separately from our magazine and website subscriptions. Terms of Use


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App Automatically Pasted from Clipboard

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).
By _CLL_

Basic - don’t expect much

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!
By NewMorning


Great app, still find a few vintages on the market that are not discussed, but certainly better than before.
By IPad Bob

No updates in July?

No July upstate but still charged my account
By Davepoleto

Out of date

The vintage reviews are over a year out of date and wine reviews are increasingly incomplete.
By norcal1951

Is Not Worth the Extra Cost

I already have a paid subscription to the magazine (both print and digital, which is already really expensive), plus a subscription to, 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.
By GNPHiking

Okay but trouble signing in on multiple devices

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.
By RP1200


Don’t even bother. Pop-up every second asking you to register. Last time i ever use this app. Deleted.
By Mightycamel1234567

Limited Utility

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.
By eewwcc

Subscription won’t open on second device...

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.
By makismom


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