The iPhone App That Chooses The Perfect Wine For A Friend

What should you get for those tough-to-buy-for people in your life this holiday season? Wine writer Natalie MacLean suggests giving the gift of wine, and her wine pairing app will tell you the perfect wine for each personality type on your list.

Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re like many holiday shoppers you are probably having a hard time trying to decide what gifts to buy for those tough-to-buy-for people in your life. What should you get for your hairdresser? How about your psychiatrist? And what should you get for your mechanic? Wine writer Natalie MacLean, of Nat Decants, suggests giving the gift of wine, and her wine pairing app will tell you the perfect wine for each personality type on your list.

Natalie says, “Wine is one of the few presents that makes both the giver and the receiver look good. You look like you spent a bundle on the gift (even if you didn’t) and the recipients are happy that you think they know something about wine (even if they don’t).” Natalie told me via email that she had decided to “try something off-beat and unusual to take the pretense out of wine and the stress out of the holidays” by adding a personality pairing element to her already existing wine pairing app.

Natalie’s wine pairing app, which is available for iPod Touch and iPhone, BlackBerry, and other smart phones lets you search for the perfect wine to go with a wide variety of foods, the perfect food to go with a huge selection of wines, and the perfect wine for any occasion. Holiday shoppers can discover the perfect wines for those hard-to-buy-for people under the “Occasions” section of the app. Discover the best wines to choose for your hairdresser, psychiatrist, boss, personal trainer, financial planner, travel agent, mechanic and more. You can also check out Natalie’s Top 10 Wines for Holiday Gifts on her website.

So what wine does Natalie suggest for your mechanic? Why, Auto Wine, of course! Check out the Nat Decants wine pairing app (it’s free!) and let us know what you think. Will you be giving the gift of wine this holiday season?