WineGlass, a Mobile App That Helps Users Choose Wines from Wine Lists, Launches in iOS App Store

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WineGlass is a ground-breaking app that uses OCR technology to help users make informed choices when buying wine at bars and restaurants. A user simply opens the app and takes a picture of the wine list and WineGlass displays ratings, reviews, pricing information and food pairing suggestions for each wine.

WineGlass, an app that helps users select wines from restaurant wine lists, is available on the iTunes app store starting today. WineGlass allows a user to simply take a photo of any printed wine list and see helpful information about each wine on the list.

WineGlass uses advanced OCR (optical character recognition) technology to read printed wine lists and present an augmented, interactive version on a user’s iPhone. After snapping a photo of the wine menu, within seconds WineGlass will recognize the wines on the list and highlight each one for detailed review. The app’s intuitive navigation overlay allows users to compare wines on the list simply by tapping their highlighted names, and WineGlass will display ratings, reviews, food pairings, and reasonable restaurant pricing for each bottle. WineGlass works on any wine list with normal type and layout.

WineGlass has partnered with CellarTracker, the world’s leading online community of wine enthusiasts, to make the insights from CellarTracker’s 4+ million community reviews available to users at a particularly helpful moment: before deciding on a wine to purchase. WineGlass integrates seamlessly with CellarTracker’s mobile software, so CellarTracker users can keep track of the wines they drink and want to remember for later.

“WineGlass takes the anxiety and confusion out of reading a wine list, and gives people the confidence to choose a great wine for their own taste and budget”, said WineGlass creator Roddy Lindsay.

WineGlass is available globally on the App Store for $4.99 store starting June 16th. WineGlass works with all iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices running iOS 7.0 or later.

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About WineGlass:

WineGlass is the first application from Contextucation, Inc., which was founded by brothers Roddy and Alec Lindsay in 2014. WineGlass was created in response to the Lindsay brothers’ consistent befuddlement by wine lists.

About CellarTracker:

Developed by Eric LeVine in 2003, CellarTracker is now the largest cellar management database tool available online worldwide with over 50 million bottles catalogued or consumed by more than 300,000 registered users. Users can report inventory by producer, vintage, varietal, drinkability, price, log tasting notes, print wine lists, and track bottle location. To date there are over 4.6 million community and professional tasting notes available.

“CellarTracker” is a registered trademark of CellarTracker, LLC.

“iTunes”, “iPhone”, “iPod Touch”, and “iPad” are trademarks of Apple, Inc.

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