The app Amarone wine leksikon/Database (encyclopedia)
is quite special because it is an overview of "all" Amarone wines produced the last 10-15 years. There are now 1100 Amarone wines.
You can download it for free and use it once, if you like it and want to use it again it costs 2 $ to use it forever.
Take a look it's pretty wild
The app has a login function (name, email, password).
Which is required in the full version for the rating of the wines.
The information is only to confirm that you are real and to avoid spam ratings
(no one can see your information).
The app is an overview of all the Amarone wines that have been produced for the last 10-15 years.
There are now 1100 wines and it is being updated continuously.
On all the wines there are pictures and information about the wine and the producer.
It can sometimes be challenging to find the manufacturer to an Amarone. There are about 350 registered producers, and some are smaller wineries producing one Amarone. They have the winery name on the label.
The large and medium-sized wineries can produce several different Amarone, some with the name of the winery/vineyard on the label others with a different name.
The cantinas typically buy all their grapes from the small wine growers, and they produce and sell the wine, often with different labels.
The cooperative do like the cantina, but they can also keep the vineyards separate from each other in the production, and have wine with the name of the vineyard on the label. They may even agree to be responsible for the production of wine for a winery.
There are also sales companies that buy wine, and comes in a bottle and puts a label on and sells.
The description says in which of the areas the wine is produced.
Classico, Valpantena, East and Quinzano. Quinzano is the area between Classico and Valpantena.
If you want to rate or write comments, it requires login
The wines are listed in alphabetical order by the producer or the name of the wine, and you can change the setting with the icon in the right corner.
You can also use the search box.
On some of the wines, there is more than one image, you can scroll the page, and the next picture will come.
Review: Amarone Leksikon app
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Amarone della Valpolicella is a pretty successful wine all over the world, but having to deal with its many vintages in the market can be challenging. Is 2012 one better than 2014 or 2011 is the right one? Obviously, you can surf among the plenty of reviews on the web, reading tons of articles or posts about the vintages, but eventually, the final choice is yours: and what if you are in hurry? What if you have not all that time to inform yourself, and seemingly nobody is able to help you?
Well, actually there are at least 3 solutions to this problem.
The first one: have a look here... ;-)
Second solution: drop a line to us! Write an email about your doubts about Amarone, and we’ll do our best to reply very quickly.
Third one: if you are just interested to know more about some vintage in the last 10-15 years, downloading the Amarone Leksikon app might be a good idea.
The author, Bo Axman, has been an Amarone-lover for years. This app is the digital version of his book with the same title: here he gathered information about all the Amarone wines in the market - or at least all those he has been able to find - so in a glimpse you can have all the details you need: what grapes the wine is made with, who is the producer, where the winery is, etc. Most importantly, depending on the winery you are interested, you can have a score about some vintage of their Amarone - and writing yours, too. You can find the wine you are looking for, searching it by the label or the producer’s name. The wines are listed in alphabetical order.
The app is limited so far - there are currently more than 850 labels - because each and every year new producers enter the market, but it’s a good start anyway. Furthermore, the app is regularly updated.
You can download the app for your preferred smartphone here in the iOS Apple App Store or in the Android Google Play Store. The app is free, but it offers in-app purchases.
July 20, 2018 Elisabetta Tosi and Giampiero Nadali
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En app med mere end 800 Amaroner
Vi har tidligere skrevet om Bo Åxman, der har lavet bogen Amarone Leksikon med mere end 800 Amaroner.
Det er ikke en bog om den italienske rødvin - dem er der flere af, blandt andet Thomas Ilkjærs glimrende ”Amarone og vinene fra Valpolicella”.
Åxmans bog er, som titlen angiver, et leksikon, som man kan have glæde af, hvis man gerne vil vide mere om netop den flaske Amarone, man står med i hånden.
Nu har Åxman lavet en app med samme navn som bogen. Den indeholder mere end 850 vine og bliver løbende opdateret.
Man kan søge og anmelde
For hver Amarone er der en beskrivelse af producenten, vinen og det område, den stammer fra samt angivelse af vinhusets webside, så man kan klikke sig direkte ind og læse meget mere.
For nogle af vinenes vedkommende kan man se nye og ældre etiketter, ligesom man kan bedømme vinene ved at tildele dem et til fem vinglas.
Vinene er listet i alfabetisk rækkefølge, som kan vises enten med producenten eller vinens navn som udgangspunkt, men man har også mulighed for at søge på specifikke Amaroner.
En sådan app er selvfølgelig bedre at have ved hånden end en bog, når man er ude at handle vin.
App’en er på engelsk, og man kan læse mere om den Her..
An app with more than 800 Amarons
We have previously written about Bo Åxman, who has made the book Amarone Leksikon with more than 800 Amarons.
It's not a book about the Italian red wine -
The book of Åxman is, as the title indicates, a lexicon that you can enjoy If you would like to know more about the bottle of Amarone you have in your hand.
Now Åxman has made an app with the same name as the book. It contains more than 850 wines and is regularly updated.
You can search and report
For each Amarone there is a description of the producer, the wine and the area from which it originates, as well as the indication of the wine house website, so you can click directly in and read more.
For some of the wines you can see new and older labels, and you can rate the wines by awarding them one to five wine glasses.
The wines are listed in alphabetical order, which can be displayed either with the producer or the wine name as a starting point, but you can also search for specific Amarons.
Of course, such an app is better at hand than a book when shopping for wine.
The app is in English and you can read more about it. "Here"
The Amarone Wine App