Wine Hopper App Improvements Coming

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Do you get the feeling that things are always changing? Hopefully these continual changes are for the better.

Well, the NC Wine Hopper app is growing again with these improvements in the works. Check out the list of items and let us know if these will help you to transition from a wine dabbler into a true wine hopper.

  • Individual ratings and notes for each winery – You will have an option to give your own rating of 1-5 along with notes made to help you recall why you gave the rating. This could grow even more with the ability to share the rating and notes with other users, but that is already being done with the review sites available through the app.
  • Select wineries within a certain distance from your location – You have the ability to display wineries within a region or county. You can also enter a partial name to display matching wineries. This option will allow viewing of all wineries within 10, 25 or 50 miles of your current location.
  • NC wine trivia – The database is being built now with questions including interesting details about NC wineries, tasting tips and wine details. Once there are enough questions, this will be added to the app for your regular education and enjoyment.
  • VA Wine Hopper – Yes, you read this correctly. The beginnings of the Virginia database are in the development phase. Once the database has been populated with the multitude of wineries located within the state of Virginia, a second Wine Hopper app will be released to the public.

If you haven’t tried the app, look up “NC Wine Hopper” in your app store. This is available for Android or iOS, so you can download and enjoy you wine hopping experience.

Feel free to let us know if we are missing wineries, shops or restaurants serving NC wines. We also look forward to hearing from you about any improvements for the NC Wine Hopper app. Email with your suggestions.

Our Database Is Growing (sadly shrinking soon by one)

Let’s start with the bad news first – Adams Family Vineyard is closing at the end of June. We learned this on one of our recent wine hopping trips which began at Adams and included Cloer. Good news there, though, Pam and Tam are enjoying the winery and the crowds that gather for tastings and events in Apex.

Yes, our database is actively being updated as we hear of new wineries opening and winemakers who are retiring (closing up shop). Wine Hopping for this weekend produced many new contacts and the addition of quite a few restaurants and shops. The contact page is working as designed with the addition of Pleb Urban winery today at the request of Lauren.

Have you come across a winery that we don’t have in the NC Wine Hopper app? Were you in a restaurant or shop that sells NC wines? If it is a “local joint” that sells NC wines, we want to list it. Feel free to help us grow the app, while spreading the word to all of your friends, followers (and even enemies) so we can turn average wine dabblers into NC wine hoppers.