Advocates and Producers ZAP App is Live and FREE!
App Makes the World of Zinfandel Wine and Producers Mobile -
And describes, scores, and stores all varietal favorites in
FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Zinfandel
Advocates (ZAP), a nonprofit dedicated to advancing public knowledge
of and appreciation for American Zinfandel and its unique place
in our culture and history, just unveiled its first version
of the ZAP App. Zinfandel fans can now download
the FREE ZAP App on iPhones, iPods and iPads.
ZAP App cross-references ZAP's member wineries,
educates tasters, helps them score wines, and organizes their
favorites in a personal portable data base. Best of all, the
app is user friendly at any varietal wine festival, allowing
the user to keep a running data base of favorite wines year
addition, the ZAP App is designed to work without
3G coverage, whether that's wine tasting in rural Sonoma County,
or deep in a convention center. For travelers exploring the
world of Zinfandel, the ZAP App can easily locate, call, email,
or visit member websites and plan wine tour itineraries on the
go. The app makes it easy to find out whether the vintner has
a tasting room before roaming the back roads of Sonoma, saving
time on the road between wineries.
ZAP App features:
The Zinfandel Aroma Wheel helps to identify and classify unique
aromas while tasting. Simply rotate the wheel to locate the
right one! From nutty to woody, fruity to spicy, the wheel helps
describe the underlying elements contributing to the aroma in
Wine Scoring helps create score cards for favorite wines while
tasting, so one can easily keep track of a day's worth of tastings.
Sort them by producer, designate, date, and score; and email
the info to friends, business partners, or self.
free ZAP App provides information about ZAP's
Festival 2011 (January 27-29 in San Francisco) and
the app will automatically upload real time information and
updates regarding the producers represented at the festival,
event schedules and special events. Having all this information
at one's fingertips, carrying festival programs, score cards,
and pencils will now be optional - it's all in the app! Beyond
the ZAP festival, the functions of capturing favorite wines
represented at any varietal festival make this app valuable
to the wine lover all year long.
brainchild is the ZAP App? As a nonprofit organization,
ZAP relies heavily on its talented volunteer base. ZAP
App was designed pro bono by Steven Spry of NuNu App
using their EventApp™ Engine. Janett Peace, Special Projects
Coordinator for ZAP spearheaded the design. Peace had used basic
wine apps at other festivals and found them to be largely unhelpful
to track wines. When she approached Spry with her idea, he agreed
to donate his time to create this user-friendly, savvy event
app that allows the user to experience multiple functions in
a handy mobile application-to-go. "This is truly the wave
of the future to make the most current, up-to-date event information
available to participants on a mobile device," said Spry.
is the next generation of event applications that have additional
functionality and usefulness all year," said Peace. "We
are truly excited to share this app with wine lovers everywhere."
details visit www.zinfandel.org/