When you mix technological innovation with beer and wine, amazing creations are bound to materialize. No longer relegated to “beer-of-the-month” type services, a myriad of offerings are now available catering to the armchair beer/wine connoisseur.
The following are 13 tech startups focused on bringing beer and wine culture to the masses with their innovative products and services.
With over 70,000 beers and wines in its network, Swig allows you to explore more drinks than you could ever hope to taste. Use the app to share your drinks with fellow drinkers and discover what others with similar tastes are discovering.
This website allows you to get a shipment of the greatest beer from independent brewers. They do all the hard work and research, supplying you with only the cream of the crop.
Using the finest leather and laser cutting technology, Sixfold provides stylish and reliable beer carriers for carrying around your fine lager in style.
Certainly one of the more crafty startups on this list (in every sense of the word), Brewly ships ingredients and instructions for making your own beer. Each month you pick a brew and Brewly will send you the ingredients for making it at home. What could be better than sipping a pint you made yourself?
Next Glass uses science to pick out the perfect drink for you. After creating a taste profile, the app works its magic by determining what chemical makeup will suit your taste buds.
By using only the highest quality ingredients alongside biodegradable sachets, Hop Theory allows you to create the perfect beer and more easily master the craft of brewing.
What beer lover wouldn’t love to have a freshly poured pint at home? Synek Draft System allows you to have just that—for just $349. The pressurized, cooled pourer allows you to have any beer at home tasting as if it were fresh from the pub.
Untappd is a drinking social media app that allows to you share your favourite pubs and drinks. See what’s trending and where the hottest place is—as well as what drink to order when you get there.
Rough day at the office? Well, Desk Beer could fix that, featuring the UK’s best beers delivered to your office every week.
Saucey lets you browse some of the best beers and wines and—if you so desire—have it delivered straight to your door.
As its name implies, TapHunter is a free app for finding all the best places to drink. Browse through all the pubs and bars listed—it won’t take long to discover a new drinking haven for you and your pals.
If you’re passionate about beer, Craft Beer Club will let you stay ahead of the game and find out all about the latest beers being made, with some samples to boot.
If you’re more of a vino aficionado, don’t fret. The Wine Society will supply you with all the latest news in the world of wine as well as a crate of its finest—selected off its website every month.
Always remember to practice safe drinking, and when you do—keep in mind these 13 tech offerings for making your beer and wine experiences more fun, stylish, and even educational.