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Corkbin 2.5: Label Recognition, Offline, / Wine-Searcher integration & More

19 Nov

We are thrilled to announce a new version of Corkbin, available in App Store and Google Play. This is a highly anticipated release with a number of enhancements for wine lovers on the go!

New Features:

  • Offline mode – add wines during your cellar tasting or when travelling abroad where data connection may be unavailable.
  • Wine label recognition – automatically detects the name of the wine you’ve uncorked.
  • Mobile wine shopping – integration with and Wine-Searcher.
  • Wine postagram – send wine postcards through (iOS only).
  • Graphical enhancements.
Below are some of the details of these new features…

Offline Mode

For those who frequent wine caves with spotty data coverage, Corkbin operates in offline mode so you’ll never miss the opportunity to capture a memorable bottle. Wines added offline are synchronized once data connectivity becomes available. Simply open Corkbin and the app will take care of the rest.

Wine Label Recognition

Powered by IQ Engines, Corkbin now recognizes the name your wine. The process is automatic and works in the background.

Wine Label Recognition

Mobile wine shopping

Corkbin now includes the integration of, which allows users to buy wines directly from your phone. For users outside of the United States, Corkbin will query Wine-Searcher to locate an online merchant near you. Simply click the “Find” or “$” button  and Corkbin will do the rest.

Wine Postagrams

Available for iOS only. Corkbin works with to send your wine label photos as physical postcards to anyone in the world. What an original way to share  your wine discoveries!

Corkbin can be downloaded from App Store and Google Play (or update directly on your phone). Enjoy!

A taste of Croatia

9 May

After winning 9 golds at the 2009 Decanter Awards Britain woke up to Croatian wine and realised that Eastern Europe has become the ‘new’ New World of winemaking, making wines to international standards.

Although Croatia is divided into four main geographical wine-growing regions we have concentrated primarily on wines from Istria, being most accessible both in terms of travel (less than 3 hours from Venice) and the British palate. To us heart-shaped Istria is the Provence of Croatia, a must visit destination according to Lonely Planet and Condé Nast Traveller Magazine, and Istrians consider their wine to be food for the soul.


Corkbin app users may not yet have tried a Croatian wine; some may want to dip in slowly and others may want to jump in at the deep end, so it seems reasonable to choose here a wine for those who want to be conservative and another for those who require instant drama.


20% off Oriel Wines

8 May

We recently made friends with the folks at Oriel Wines in New York City. The company sources boutique wines from independent winemakers around the world and help these winemakers get discovered.

Interested in giving their wine a try? Oriel Wines has offered all Corkbin users 20% off on their wines. Simply use ‘CORKBIN20‘ voucher code at checkout and start sampling these handmade, drinkable indulgences.

Can’t decide what to try? Oriel has put together a special 4-bottle pack containing our favorite reds from their offering.

Not quite ready to commit to 4 bottles? The 2003 L’Exception is a particularly great value and shouldn’t be missed!