Vivino Wine Scanner App Reviews
About Vivino Wine Scanner App
The Vivino Wine Scanner App, found online at Vivino.com, is a new mobile application that promises to help people pick their next excellent bottle of wine using their globally crowdsourced reviews.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, most wine lovers are familiar with the Robert Parker and Wine Spectator 100-point rating systems, which are generally considered “the gold standard” of wine ratings. But these ratings systems simply don’t rate most wines. In fact, the website says that 75% of wines go unrated by these systems, leaving people with a difficult time when choosing most new wines to try.
Vivino says that their rating system is able to fill this gap very effectively with their 5-star system. In a study they conducted, they examined more than 5,000 wines with Robert Parker, Wine Spectator, and Vivino ratings to see how the three systems compared.
They found that the Vivino ratings correlated strongly with both rating systems, and actually correlated more strongly with each individual rating system than they did with each other. The bottom line is that people who like to drink 90-plus point wines can choose wines with a rating of at least 3.9 on the Vivino list and trust that they’ll be ok.
The Vivino mobile application has two special features to further help you choose wines: their Wine Label Scanner and their Wine List Scanner. Their Wine Label Scanner allows people to take a photo of any wine label and instantly learn that wine's rating, review, and average price. Their Wine List Scanner can scan any wine list to see the rating and review of each wine on the list.
Finally, the Vivino app will also help you watch your personal tastes in wine change and grow, because it automatically tracks and organizes the wines you scan and rate, creating a fun chart to show your wine experiences over time.
Currently this mobile application is available for both iOS and Android operating systems, and it does not appear as though there offerings will be expanding in the near future.
Downloading and using their mobile application for Wine List Scanning, Wine Label Scanning, reading reviews, and purchasing wines is completely free of charge at this time. Customers who are interested in upgrading to their Premium membership and adding the features of the Bi-Weekly Wine Guides and access to the Expert Ratings can do so for just $4.99 per month.
It is important to remember that this company does not actually sell these wines themselves; instead, they partner with other retailers who will actually manage the purchases and to whom you will need to speak in order to receive a refund. If you are a customer who has paid for the Premium Membership, the website is very clear that their monthly fees are considered non-refundable, though you are welcome to cancel your enrollment at any time.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to speak to their Customer Service team about their questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at [email protected]
Vivino is generally very well-liked by most users and by most wine enthusiasts at this time, and because it is a free app customers with either iOS or Android devices are welcome to try it for themselves to see if it works for their personal needs.
Competitors and Alternatives?
Mobile applications that help people rate and purchase wines are actually exploding in popularity and there are many different options for people at this time, including Delectable Wine App, Hello Vino, Drync, and more.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Vivino Wine Scanner App reviews below.
1 ‘Vivino Wine Scanner App’ Review
Very easy to take a picture of a wine label with the app and 95% of the time it will recognize the label and pull up reviews by numerous individuals. If your not familiar with a brand of wine I find this app helpful. Most people recognize a good bottle of wine, though individual tastes vary. Plus they include an average price for the bottle so you know if your getting a fair deal.