The Best Apps for Boozehounds

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Discovering and buying booze is hard if you're a discriminating drinker. (Sigh.) Don't want to invest in that pricy bottle unless you're pretty sure it's worthwhile and you'll like it? Whether you're more into mixing cocktails or drinking straight hard liquor, wine, or beer, these apps are there for you. We've waded through the many drinking apps out there and culled these gems, picked for their reliability, usefulness, and good design. This app by Wine Spectator tells you exactly what red, white, or sparkling wines to seek out next time you're shopping for a bottle. Whether you are a wine geek or new to the wine world, Xvalues will surface Wine Spectator's most highly rated and easy-to-find wines that don't break the bank. It's like a tool for wine bargain hunting that won't let you buy cheap-tasting wine. It's available on both iOS and Android.