Drinking wine with your friends, professional wine tastings, visiting cellars or having a glass with your dinner are all part of quality life. Hungarians are very proud of their historical wine regions and the wine culture, which is more and more popular. Smartphone applications can be very helpful in finding your way among the numerous varieties. We have collected some of the most useful ones in our article.
The application called Corkz contains an immense quantity of data, containing almost one million descriptions and comparisons of different wines. Just by simply reading the barcode you can immediately learn about the wine before buying. It also enables you to catalogue your own wine collection and even register it, to share your wish list or to get recommendations about the best vintages.
The application titled Vinoteca Classic was developed for real collectors. It allows users to start their own wine cellar – either in the application’s virtual world or in the real world. This application can be very useful when checking the contents of your own wine portfolio – it shows when it is best to open a certain wine. It also gives advice about what dishes to match with the given wines.
The best thing, however, is to personally visit the best wineries, restaurants and guest houses that offer tastings. With the help of TripAdvisor you can have access to the exact locations and numerous recommendations meant for wine lovers.
Although the English version is still being worked on, it’s worth memorising the name of the app Kóstolom (in English: I taste it) already. It gives information about the 22 Hungarian wine regions, their wineries and options for accommodation and recreation nearby, all by simply pushing a button.
If you are in the mood to try some good wines but don’t want to leave the house, you can even order wine online. On the website of Bortársaság (in English: Wine Company), which is also available in English at https://www.bortarsasag.hu/en/, you can see the prices in euro too and they offer regular sales and bargains.
This series is aimed at making your stay in Hungary as comfortable as possible and it is brought to you by Magyar Telekom Zrt., the country’s biggest mobile services provider.