So I noticed a tweet in passing from Lou Amdur, founder of Lou wine bar, about a free wine app called Delectable for the iPhone. The name is a bit twee, but I thought I'd check it out. Little did I know I was signing up for a social network app.
It took my name and then instructed me, "tell the world your life story, in the form of a short bio." I didn't want to tell the world anything, particularly, and it turns out there's no option to just skip that part.
Okay, I give in. Next it asks me to connect via either Facebook or Twitter. No other options. I was thinking/hoping this could be an app to organize and store my notes and photos of wines encountered. Delectable does that, but you also are required to connect. I chose Twitter.
Then you have to find other Delectable users by connecting to your networks. I chose skip, and tapped the button "Find People." I find a lot of people I don't know, but also Shelley Lindgren, owner and wine director of A16 restaurant in San Francisco. Okay, she's someone I'd like to follow. Ditto for Chris Deegan, wine director of Nopa, and Yoon Ha, master sommelier and wine director at Benu. Also Vinny Eng, GM and beverage program co-curator at Bar Tartine. All of the above in San Francisco.