LB - RoomStore 0503

Home | Classifieds | Place Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Kudos | Obits | Real Estate | Subscriber Services | Villager | Health Directory | Contact Us
The Verde Independent | Cottonwood, Arizona

home : latest news : latest news May 26, 2016


9/11/2013 3:07:00 PM
Explore: New app features Verde Valley wineries

Yvonne Gonzalez
Staff Reporter


Wine tasting in the Verde Valley? There's an app for that.

Manuel Arvizu and Isaias Toledo teamed up about a year ago to create Wine Explorer, an application released in the in the Apple Store last month that follows the wine trails in Arizona with plans to expand to the rest of the country and parts of Mexico.

"Wine Explorer is an app dedicated to showcasing all of those lesser-known wine areas in the United States, and giving people a chance to know and taste the wonderful wines they make," Arvizu said.

Arvizu lives just across the border from Yuma, making Arizona the best place for the app to start.

"Since my wife was born in Arizona, it was natural that we started here," he said.

The app includes wineries like Arizona Stronghold Vineyards in Cottonwood and Jerome Winery, covering Willcox, Sedona, Cottonwood and Prescott.

He said almost half the states in the country have wine producing areas. The next update will include Minnesota wineries.

"We know there are great wineries in the United States, so we're letting people know about them," he said.

Arvizu said his wife loves dressing up, going to wineries and tasting the different varieties, what he calls a "wine lifestyle." After visiting wineries in San Diego and the Guadalupe Valley in Baja Mexico, Arvizu wanted to search out others.

"I don't know anything about wines, so I wanted an app that showed, here are the places and these are the bottles they carry," he said.

Some Verde Valley winery owners provided feedback on information included in the app, like names and grape varieties. Though they expressed interest, there have been fewer than a dozen downloads in the app's first month.

Toledo programmed and coded the app based on information Arvizu collected from wine association websites. The two are working on the app's 2.0 release, which will recommend food pairings and connect people to their social media accounts.

The Apple Store has priced the app at 99 cents to download.

Taylor Waste

    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Police soon will have one more reason to pull you over (4750 views)

•   What's hot in Verde Valley job market? (2956 views)

•   Cornville man charged with child molestation seeks plea (2875 views)

•   Marana man suffers skull injury, brain bleed following ATV crash (2737 views)

•   Motorcycle rider suffers head injuries in crash (2195 views)



Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Article comment by: Slater Slater

Ya gotta love it.Bicycle's and Wino's.



Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to Facebook character limits. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit excessive comment entries.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
HSE - Father Son Look a Like Contest
HSE - Readers Choice 300x100
Find more about Weather in Cottonwood, AZ
Click for weather forecast





Submission Links
 •  Submit your feedback about our site

Find It Features Blogs Celebrate Submit Extras Other Publications Local Listings
Classifieds | Place Ad | Galleries | Kudos | Real Estate | Subscriber Services | e-News | RSS | Site Map | Find Verde Jobs | Contact Us
LB - Home Furnishings Direct 0519

© Copyright 2016 Western News&Info, Inc.® The Verde Independent is the information source for Cottonwood and Verde Valley area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Western News&Info, Inc.® Verde News Online is a service of WNI. By using the Site, verdenews.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Verde News Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved