The Real Cost of Becoming an Oenophile

By Judith Sjo-Gaber - 2011-12-08T16:39:51Z

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Apps and Databases

Wine apps abound. Itunes offers 452 wine-related apps in all.

$4: Drync Wine Pro iPhone app lists 1.2 million wines and includes recommendations based on thousands of reviews -- iTunes App Store

$3: Wine Info iPhone and Android app includes CellarTracker's wine database to search more than 1 million wines and 500 common wine terms -- iTunes App Store

$99: Access to more than 190,000 wine tasting notes from Robert Parker's books, his newsletter, The Wine Advocate, and other sources. Price is for one-year subscription --

Running tally: $6,200