There’s now a digital sommelier app for wine-loving Londoners

Written by
David Phelan

Time Out tries and tests the best apps for city living. This week: get serious about wine with the help of Corkscrew.

What is it?

A digital sommelier. This new app suggests plonk to go with your food, either in a restaurant or at home. Choose a dish and Corkscrew
will recommend the bottle: easy. If you like what you’re drinking, save it to your wine history (now that’s my kind of history).

Why do I need it?

Corkscrew’s coverage is broad, with more than 200 restaurants and counting in central London. For instance, select the cheeseburger at Joe Allen and Corkscrew suggests an Aussie shiraz cabernet sauvignon. There’s also a fancy algorithm that finds the best wine for the table even if everyone’s ordered a different dish. If you’re in the supermarket or at home, you can turn to a virtual restaurant called Chez Corkscrew to help you pick the right kind of wine to suit your supper. Becoming a wine buff just got dangerously easy.

Free, with in-app purchases. iOS and Android. 4.7MB-12.6MB. Download it from

Oh, and here are London’s best wine bars – cheers!

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