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Add Your Love of Wine to Your Smart-Device!

July 24, 2012

 Because we’re located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, where world-class vintners meet appreciative wine-lovers, we get asked a lot of questions about local wineries. Our wine tour packages give our guests an experience to remember. Here are 4 smart phone apps that we’ve found online to enhance your wine vacation.

Snooth Wine Pro App

Snooth Wine Pro
Using the world’s largest wine database, this app uses image recognition to pull all you want and need to know about a bottle of wine. The user simply takes a photo of the label, then the app uses that image to pull reviews, tell you where you can buy the wine, provide data about it, and even gives you the ability to search for similar wine types. You can add your own ratings or reviews and the info is stored off-line, allowing you to retrieve it anytime.

Approach Guides Wine App

ApproachGuides Wine App
This app is an information-rich resource for learning about wine styles, grape varieties, appellations (geographical identification), and food pairings. This app is a wine-shop companion you’ll want to have with you every time you visit the wine store! App

Wine Events
The Wine Events app by is the world’s largest calendar of wine, food, beer, and spirits events. Not only are you provided with events happening at various distances from your location, you can get full event details on-the-go, use real-time check-ins, and the app is integrated with Facebook so you can post comments.

Pair it! Wine App

Pair It!
This app was created by an award-winning chef from the Sonoma County Wine Country. It includes a database of over 20,000 food and wine pairings with guidelines and suggestions. Some commenters have said they wished the app had more recipes to try, but it works well for finding the right type of wine to match with a particular food.

Wine expertise is developed over time. These are just a few of the many technology tools available to help you build your own personal cellar into something remarkable. The next time you book a wine tour package with us, we’d love to hear about your favourite wine-lover’s apps!


The award-winning BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites is known as a launch pad to the surrounding area’s 4 season outdoor playground in British Columbia, Canada. Winter sees world class skiing, and skating, while summer sun brings epic wine tours, golf, biking, and water sports. The Best Western is in the heart of beautiful Kelowna, BC and has 176 rooms and suites; plus conference center, mineral pool, spa and much more.



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