Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mothers and Fathers can both Toast this New Wine Mobile App

A new free mobile application will change the way that parents feel appreciated this May and June. Adult offspring eager to please their parents can find the perfect wine matches for Mother’s Day brunch and Father’s Day barbecues on the Wine Picks & Pairings: Natalie MacLean app.

“Please stop buying your parents soap and neckties; they’re just being polite when they say ‘thank-you dear’,” pleads Natalie MacLean, editor of one of the largest wine sites on the web at “You can still be Mommy’s or Daddy’s little helper even though you’re all grown up. Give them a terrific bottle of wine that you can share as you cringe at those old vacation photos together.”

Under the Pairings tab of the wine app, you’ll find Natalie’s top 5 matches for Mother’s Day Brunch:

1. Spanish omelette with Pinot Grigio
2. Spinach and bacon quiche with Sauvignon Blanc
3. Crepes Suzanne with Icewine
4. French toast and raspberries with Champagne
5. Smoked salmon and cream cheese on bagels with Pinot Noir

Natalie’s top 5 wine matches for Father’s Day barbecue:

1. Seared Pepper Steak with Shiraz
2. Planked Salmon with Riesling
3. Flame-Broiled Hamburgers with Zinfandel
6. Grilled Chicken with Chardonnay
9. BBQ Pork Chops with Merlot

The new Wine Picks & Pairings app is the next generation of Natalie’s mobile app, and is featured on Apple’s iTunes store under App Essentials for “Apps for Foodies” and “Pocket Sommelier.” The app is also available for Android and BlackBerry. Other smartphones can access the mobile site. Those who don't have a smartphone can still browse thousands of wine reviews and pairings to create custom shopping lists on the web site.

The app’s key features allow you to:

- Instantly access tasting notes, scores, prices, recipes and food pairings

- Search 150,000 wines at wine retailers across the country

- Track your purchases in your virtual cellar with just a few clicks

- Create a wine journal with your own wine notes and pictures in the app

- Share your wines and pairings on Twitter and Facebook

You can get high-resolution and web-friendly screen shots of the mobile app at

You can download the app for iPhone and iPod Touch, Android and BlackBerry. Other smartphones can use the mobile site.

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