Snooth Wine Pro can identify that wine and then provide you with reviews, locations that carry it and even online ordering options in seconds. You can even find other wines from the same vineyard.
We tested out the app on the only bottle of wine we had in the house -- a housewarming gift and the only bottle in the wine fridge: a Grgich Hills Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2002.
We snapped a photo of the label with the iPhone and the app was able to not only identify the wine, but other vintages and other varietals made by the Grgich Hills vineyard and it listed stores across the country where you could find the bottle. (The nearest was 57 miles away in Middletown, N.Y. which sells it for $69.99.)
The app then saves wines you've looked up in a virtual wine cellar. If you check out the Snooth.com web site, you can create and participate in discussion forums on wines, whether you want to find the perfect Spanish red wine for under $15 or if you have a rare bottle you'd like to learn more about.
It also allows you to pick a variety -- red, white, rose, sparkling or dessert -- and then search nearby stores for particular types. Want an Australian red wine for $15 to $20 with an earthy flavor? You can search for that and see what's in stock.
However, the only drawback to searching for wines that way with Snooth was the inability to narrow your search by distance. While over 100 results came back for our search, we had to check each one to see whether they were available locally.
Nevertheless, Snooth makes a valuable asset to our wine collection (one bottle and growing!).
The Snooth Wine Pro app is available for $4.99 through iTunes. A free version with fewer features is also available.