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The virtual sommelier arrives with the Combivino app – Italian Cuisine

The smartphone application that recommends the perfect wine or beer for one or more courses, so as not to miss a match both at home and in the restaurant

The time you wanted to make a good impression without asking the sommelier for advice, that Apulian turnip-based dinner to which they invited you and you wanted to bring the right wine, that delicious dish, but ruined by the wrong choice of wine or beer. It happens to all those who have not had the time or the desire to take a sommelier course, but would like to be infallible in the combination. This is why the app Combivino, the first application that combines food and wine or beer, has already achieved enormous success, achieving more than 10,000 downloads.

How the app works

Practically Combivino is a virtual sommelier. Just one click to download the application, free and entirely made in Italy, and start trying the combinations of food and wine or beer. There are 1500 foods or dishes that have already been surveyed by the experts put in place by Alessio Papasergio, creator of Combivino. Together with Federica Zevi she combined the dishes with 500 types of wine and with the help of Salvatore Cosenza and the Beer Taster Union, he also added to the bouquet 76 beer styles with the relative descriptions.


The game is simple: just enter the name of a dish or a main ingredient, the system therefore recommends a number of whites, reds, bubbles and craft beers. Based on what you prefer, you choose the one that comes closest to your tastes. IS there is no lack of desserts, which are combined with sweet wines and more, because there are also numerous combinations with beers that could amaze.

There is no shortage of "advanced" functions, from the Multiport combination to the Tasting option. In the first case, the application helps to find the right combination for a wine that supports the entire meal, for Tasting, however, the system conditions the choice of the second wine based on the first that has already been chosen by the user.

An example? Try to insert a menu based on carbonara and lamb, the typical Roman trattoria menu: here the virtual sommelier of Combivino responds with 4 types of bubbles, a sparkling red, an intense rosé, two whites and a red. To this are added also the technical data sheets, which help to better understand the matching criteria, as well as advice on the right glass for tasting both wine and beer. In short, it is enough to waste some time not only to learn the basics of pairing, but also to get a basic wine and beer culture, which will help in conversations and tastings.

The first guide to Italian wines becomes an international app – Italian Cuisine

The first guide to Italian wines becomes an international app

Permanent Seminar Luigi Veronelli presents a novelty designed to support the winemakers in this complex moment: his guide to Italian wines is digital, free and usable also abroad!

"This period of crisis is profoundly changing our habits, including in the choice, purchase and consumption of wine. Despite a thousand limitations, the work of the producers continues in the vineyard and in the cellar, it is in the commercial sector that today there are enormous difficulties. The cancellation of major trade fair events, the complexity of supplies and the temporary closure, in many states, of restaurants and public establishments are putting a strain on operators of all sizes and types "he says Andrea Bonini, Director of the Veronelli Seminar. «It is difficult to understand now how the scenario will evolve; we wish, however, give our contribution to the sector by promoting the meeting between the best wines of Italy and those who, in the world, wish to know and appreciate them ".

The initiative promoted by the Luigi Veronelli Permanent Seminar starts from a Bergamo hard hit by the Covid-19 emergency, but eager to resume, also through signs of optimism like this. The wine sector that is facing an unexpected crisis, can count on the help of the first guide to Italian wines which presents for the first time the digital version Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2020 in English. Veronelli's Gold Guide to Italian Wines is a free tool dedicated to enthusiasts and industry experts who will find their way among the best proposals of Italian wines through the rating scale in cents, the assessments made by the Curators Gigi Brozzoni, Marco Magnoli and Alessandra Piubello and information relating to the companies and wines.

Endless Indian row in the supermarket? Here is the app to avoid it – Italian Cuisine

Endless Indian row in the supermarket? Here is the app to avoid it

It's called FilaIndiana.it and reports in real time which are the longest queues in front of supermarkets in your area

All queuing, at a safe distance, trying to avoid gatherings even while turning between the shelves. L'Covid-19 coronavirus emergency not only did it congest most online shopping for home delivery services, but it also changed our habits at supermarket. Because if until a few weeks ago an attempt was made to avoid peak times, in order not to risk excessive waiting in front of the cured meat and cheese counter, today the precautionary measures against contagion require staggered entries. Moral: often and willingly to be able to enter your reference supermarket you have to also wait 15-30 minutes, queuing up in front of the main door armed with patience and trolley.

Yeah, right in single file, as Fulvio Bambusi and Andrea Torrone seem to underline, who, taking inspiration from the problems of these days, have decided to inaugurate a site capable of reporting us in real time what the expectations are in front of each supermarket. FilaIndiana.itin fact. By accessing the web app in question – and allowing the geolocation of smartphones or computers – it is in fact possible to explore through one interactive map the various supermarkets in your area, marked with an estimated tail length.

Once in line, then, it is possible to contribute personally to the functioning of the system itself, simply by registering with the button «I'm in line here. The more people who use FilaIndiana.it, therefore, the more accurate and correct your information will be. Currently the service, as recalls the Corriere della Sera, is only available in Lombardy, but could soon be extended to other Italian regions as well.

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