Showing posts with label iPhone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iPhone. Show all posts

Sunday, July 17, 2011


The Now And Zin Wine Blog is now available in an iPhone-optimized form, through a free app called Bloapp.  It presents the Wine Blog - and others so optimized with Bloapp - in a format which is very easy to read on the iPhone.  There are a couple of hoops to jump through, but the process is relatively easy.

1.  Click on the link below to go to the iTunes AppStore and download Bloapp.  It's free.

2.  Then, use the app to scan this QR code and get the Now And Zin Wine Blog installed, also free.  Here's the QR code:

Just scan the image above with your iPhone.  It's really easy, and it worked like a charm when I did it.  Presumably, other bloggers will utilize this app to make their blogs iPhone-optimized, too.  All the blogs optimized this way will appear within the Bloapp app on your iPhone.

Let me know how it works for you - or, more importantly, if it doesn't work for you!  You can always email me at or hit me up on Twitter, @randyfuller1.

Thanks for downloading, and for reading the Now And Zin Wine Blog.  I'm happy to make it a little easier on the eyes!

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011


The Wheel Of Snacks

When you’re tasting a wine at home, it’s always great to be able to pair it with food and find out what it works with, or what it doesn’t.

I often don’t have a nice meal in front of me when I’m evaluating wines, so I end up grabbing a handful of almonds, or fishing an olive out of the jar to have some edible reference point.

Apparently, the folks at Wine Spectator like a little snack food with their wine, too.  Wine Spectator School and Triscuit have released the Recipes For Wine Lovers iPhone App.  The app allows you to select one of 20 wine-friendly Triscuit recipes.  The great wheel of snacks spins around and - clink! - down drops a glass containing just the right wine.

According to the app, for Italian salami and cheese on a Triscuit, select a Cabernet.  Hot, sweet, bubbly cheddar on a Triscuit calls for Riesling.  Bubbly four-cheese tomato on a Triscuit demands nothing less than Pinot Noir.  You get the idea.

If any of the snacks strike your fancy, tap on it and a full screen recipe for that treat appears.  Of course, it’s usually not much more instruction than, “take the stuff and put it on a Triscuit, then eat it.  With wine." 

You can find the Triscuit Small Plates app in the iTunes App Store for free.  If you have no iPhone, you access the information by website at the same low price.