“The Essential Wine App” — James Beard award winner Jordan Mackay
Take a photo of a wine label and instantly get ratings and descriptions with Delectable, the critically-acclaimed free app that helps you get access to the world's best wine. Keep track of your favorites and learn more about wine by following the world's leading winemakers, sommeliers and wine critics. Buy wines you love from your phone. And all this works for beer and spirits too!
ACCESS THE WORLD'S BEST WINE
• Follow top sommeliers, winemakers, and wine pros
• Explore curated lists and discover your next favorite wine
• Buy wine right from your phone and we’ll deliver it to your doorstep
INSTANT WINE RECOGNITION
• Take a photo and Delectable will identify the wine in seconds
• Get reviews and tasting notes on any wine from the world’s leading wine community
• Scan an unlimited number of wines for free
PERSONAL WINE JOURNAL
• Add your own ratings and tasting notes to keep track of your favorites
• Tag people and locations to remember great times and great tastes
• Share recommendations with friends
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DELECTABLE
"The Only Wine App Worth a ****" — Alder Yarrow, vinography.com
“This iPhone app does all sorts of things wine lovers want.” — Serious Eats
“The simplicity and power of the app make it a standout. A must have for any wine lover or curious shopper. The label recognition software is the best I’ve seen out there for these types of apps.” — App Store Review
“Clean, modern, and well designed. I love the social integration and the quick review process for wines.” — App Store Review
Delectable Premium features:
• Fully integrated Vinous wine reviews and ratings
• Priority wine transcription for hard to match labels
• Ad-free experience
• Delectable Premium profile badge
Delectable Premium subscription details:
Payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase. Renewal will occur at the current subscription prices, which are $5.99 USD/month for Delectable Premium and $1.99 USD/month to make the app ads free.
This version introduces fixes and enhancements to the recent version that includes major updates to how you can upload shots of labels that you took previously with your phone's camera.
Now you can simultaneously upload multiple label photos from your camera roll. Select several images and they'll all appear in your profile ready to be reviewed and rated.
Labels being uploaded from your camera roll one at a time now have formatting options so the image looks just right.
Ratings and Reviews
Put my private data online along with my full name and picture
If you want to use this app, do so at your own risk— do not assume they will behave with professionalism or integrity.
Delectable developed an online store to sell wine. After several years of using this app, they began to use my notes, alongside my full name and picture. I had, by then, amassed a large library of wines that included not only my own thoughts and judgements about wines but also personal notes— on what occasions I’d drank wines, with whom, what we’d done. To opt individual wines out of this process, you needed to individually mark each wine as private— they provided no default status for a user’s entire account and there was no option to go back and mark older wines as private. Changing my name in the profile also did not fix this problem. I was horrified to learn that, if someone googled me, these hits created the first ten or so pages of a google search history— overwhelming any pages related to my career in the non-profit industry, creating issues of trust and doubts about my professionalism for my clients. My first few requests to take this down were ignored. Eventually they took most of them down, but it took months.
Developer Response ,
We take privacy of your data very seriously. We do not collect any personal data, other than your email, which is required to set up an account, and we certainly do not post that publicly. We are happy to address any of your concerns directly as well. Please send us an email at email@example.com and we will get back to you promptly.
The reviews you post on Delectable are searchable in the same way that is true of any content you post on an open account on other social media platforms such as Facebook or Instagram. Giving you controls over your posts is important to us, which is why you can make any review/rating private at any time:
1) If you are posting your comment about a wine, make it private by tapping the padlock icon before pressing "Submit". The padlock icon will lock, become red and include the message that your wine is "Private to you". This means that your comment, including any review and rating, will only be visible to you in your profile. It will not appear publicly anywhere on Delectable.
Please note also that if the padlock has been selected when you post one review, then the padlock button also remains selected for your next wine. In other words, choose to make a wine review private once and all posts will be private thereafter unless you actively choose to make a post public.
2) If you posted a wine publicly, it's certainly not too late to make it private, should you prefer: go to your profile, navigate to the wine you want to make private, tap the ellipsis button to pull up the menu, select Edit and then Make Private. As before, your review/rating will only be visible to you in your profile and will not appear publicly anywhere on Delectable.
We are of course happy to help if for any reason these approaches to make your reviews/ratings completely private aren't satisfactory. Please feel free to reach out to us and we will take care of it in any way possible. Thank you for using Delectable.
Doesn’t work as well as I would hope.
On the plus side, the interface is nice and it’s easy to snap a picture of the bottle label. I’d like to see a bit of image processing to “flatten” the label to make it more readable. There’s no real organization options for the wines you’ve snapped and rated. A lot of the time the auto-identify doesn’t really work; it gives me similar wines by the same producer, but not what I’ve snapped. It means I have to manually edit the wine identity way more than I’d like. The estimated price is a nice feature when it works. However my biggest complaint is that I’d really like to be able to find a place to buy the wines I discover, but Delectable almost never can find a supplier. I end up having to use google to find somewhere to buy the wine. It would be good to be able to “follow” a favorite wine for deals or sales. I really wanted to like this app but I ended up just using it less and less over the years.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of Delectable and pass on your helpful feedback. When uploading a photo to create an entry you can always reject the automatic match that is generated if it is incorrect and either have the label identified by our team or search for it manually. As labels for different vintages or wines of the same producer are often identical, save one digit or word, it can be tricky to distinguish. We are working hard at onboarding more retailers to bring you more choices, and in the meantime check out shopbanquet.com for great results from top, trusted retailers. Always glad to hear comments and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers! Maria
Can’t search un-rated wines
As far as I can tell, if I don’t rate the wine, it doesn’t come up in my search results. That makes the app very unhelpful when I’m just trying to see if I’ve actually had the wine before (regardless of whether I rated it or not or have my own tasting notes or not).
For the developer response - that’s not true. I show something like 182 wines. But when I click on the number of wines, only about 15 come up. I don’t know what is meant by “completely published your post”. All I know is that not all the wines I’ve saved are searchable. Which makes this app almost useless. And now it’s unintuitive as well since apparently I have to “completely publish” my post for it to be visible. What does that even mean?
Developer Response ,
Updated Response--- Hi again, thanks for following up. Once you take a photo and confirm yes when asked, "Is this correct?" the wine appears in your profile, but isn't fully added or searchable within your wines. This feature is set up this way so you can take several photos in succession (say while shopping) if you want to compare notes, scores, etc, but not actually add those wines to your profile. To "completely publish your post" you have to click "Add Your Rating", even if you don't want to add a score or tasting note. Simply leave the comment box blank and click "Submit". This will add the wine to your profile and allow it to be searched within your wines. Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions or account details so we can better assist you. Best, Maria
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share a review of Delectable and offer your feedback. As long as you've completely published the post you will still see it in your wines. On your profile, click on the number of wines listed in your profile to bring up a complete list. Here you can search through all of your posts, even if there is no rating or review. As always, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suggestions. Cheers, Maria
- Delectable, Inc.
- 56.4 MB
- Food & Drink
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2018 Delectable Inc
- In-App Purchases
- Delectable Premium $5.99
- Delectable Ad Free $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.