Free: New Wine Spectator App

     Wine Spectator has released a new app for iPhones and iPads, but wait it gets better because it is FREE. The app is named Xvalues and claims that the user will “Never buy bad wine again.” “Period.” Xvalues is the latest release from WS and is built on the simple idea that most people are looking for a good wine at a good price when shopping for wine. This app helps the shopper find a good wine at a value price. You can search four topics to find the bottle that best suits your tastes. The four search perimeters are  1) Top Values $12 dollars & under rated 85+    2) Reds $20 & under rated 87+   3) Whites $20 & under rated 87+   4) Sparklers $40 & under rated 85+.

     This app has the potential to be very helpful because it uses Wine Spectator’s rating system to pair the consumer with well-priced readily available wines. Ultimately, the final decision will be based on the buyers preferences but this will assist them in the process of narrowing the field of choices.

     Go to or search Xvalues in the Apple App store to get your free app.     

New LCB app

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LCB offering free app

     The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has released a new free application for the Apple iPhone. Droid users will get their app in a few weeks. The app will allow the user to look through a wine list and other products, locate stores, order wine for home delivery and find the closest store to buy the selected bottle. The app uses just four buttons but will be continually evolving. The app is called Fine Wine & Good Spirits.