If you have ever been stuck in a restaurant trying to order a bottle of wine and gotten tripped up over the name, this could be a real life saver. I don't have a problem asking a sommelier for assistance, but if you are trying to impress clients or a date, pronouncing the name of the wine wrong could be embarrassing. I'll admit, that I especially have trouble with German names:
Why the name Eontria? According to Smith, "The word Enotria was what the ancient Greeks called Southern Italy, which translated to "Land of Wine." My instructor at the CIA, Stephen Kolpan was the first person to refer to Enotria. It was always my goal to have a wine bar baring the name, but this was my first opportunity to use it."
I was surprised it hadn't occurred to anyone to develop an App like this before, I asked Smith what her inspiration was, "I was inspired to develop the Enotria Guide because of my full time job as a Wine and Spirits Consultant for K&L Wine Merchants. Our clientele dictates that we know all first growths, the specific varietals that are grown in each region, and have essentially flawless pronunciation. Although I am a certified sommelier, I struggled with my pronunciation, as did several sheepish customers. I wanted something that was available on the go that I could practice in my car or on walks, as well as a guide that I could refer to in an instant if I had forgotten what the 13th varietals allowed in Chateauneuf du Pape were. My background in restaurants also dictated that this was indeed an necessary training tool."
The Enotria Guide is available in the iTunes App Store for $4.99. An iPad and Android version is coming soon.