March saw the launch of Wine app Bottles XO in Singapore. Already in operation in Hong Kong and various cities in China, this handy app allows wine lovers to order a bottle of wine on their smart phone wherever they might be and expect a delivery within the hour.
What’s more, it will arrive at the correct temperature for serving, accompanied by plastic cups – ideal if you fancy an impromptu picnic in the park or at the beach. The choice of wine available is a carefully curated selection of wines from France, Italy, Spain and Germany. All are sourced from smaller family-run vineyards, providing the opportunity to try wines not often available in the country. There is no minimum order or delivery fee, providing a stress-free and convenient way to shop. The app also features information about the vineyard, tasting notes and some food pairing suggestions making it a good tool for those looking to learn more about wine.