I’ve been fortunate enough to work with John Gauntner creating a Sake Dictionary app for the iPhone. This is a quick, easy to use reference tool for those hard-to-remember sake related terms. A combination of lightning fast searching and full dictionary browsing allows you to find the word you are looking for or explore and learn new words.
This is a super tool that will come in handy when you are ordering sake in a restaurant and you can’t recall the difference between a Daiginjo and a Junmai Daiginjo sake.
This has been submitted to Apple for approval and should appear in the app store soon!
The location of each sake you rate is saved.
Sakes I've rated
One of the great things about sake is discovering new ones you really like and sharing them with friends. One of the not-so-great things about sake is trying to remember which ones you liked out of the 30 or so you tried at a sake tasting. Or for that matter, trying to remember much of anything about the sake tasting. It all becomes a blur for me by sake number 13 or so. What I’m typically left with are scraps of paper with mostly illegible text attempting to describe which sakes I liked and why, more notes jotted on collections of business cards from the brewers, and vague impressions.
To help alleviate some of these problems I’m creating the “Kanpai! Sake Notebook” iPhone app. A simple app to allow you to easily rate the sakes you try and share them with friends via twitter or email. It even has achievements–can you become a sake master? I’ll post more info soon. For now, here are a couple of screenshots.