Are you a wine connoisseur? Do you have your list of favorites or must-have dinner wines? I enjoy wine but to be honest I’m totally overwhelmed browsing the isles of options. I usually send my husband out to make a selection for me with the suggestion of something white and on the sweet side.
When I’m shopping I usually make my choice based partially on the wine description or shelf card rating but more so on the label/bottle design. I know – that’s not a great way to decide. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover right? Well I can’t help it. I’m a graphic designer and I love a well-designed label. Same goes for the opposite. If the label is poorly designed I veer away quickly. Sad, but true. When I find something I like I typically stick with it because I don’t want to risk the chance of an entire bottle of something I don’t enjoy (although it doesn’t take much convincing for my husband to finish it for me).
Likelii.com has a better solution for choosing wines based on what YOU like, not a wine critic who might have a totally different opinion. Use their online wine searching tools to narrow down your selections based on a key word search, price, varietal and region. (Above: I searched for Pinot Grigio and then sorted it by price and region.)
I did a search for Moscato as well. The Candoni Moscato sounds yummy. I love that I can read the winemaker’s notes, see the region it was made and also see a picture of the bottle/label (I love the rustic font and illustration!).
You can also enter the names of wines you already enjoy and they’ll come up with recommendations for you based on those choices. I love this concept.
At Likelii, we believe the best wines are the wines that taste best to you. And the best wine recommendations for you are based on wines you have liked in the past, not wines other people with a different palate have liked. You tell us a wine or two you have liked in the past, and our two algorithms work together to provide you with a list of wines you are likelii to like based on your tastes. As you try and rate wines, our recommendations get better and better for you. Just like Spotify does for music or Netflix does for movies. And best of all you can buy the wines right on our website or take your list with you to your local wine store.
I’m excited to try this out in my local liquor store with the coming holiday season to prepare for. I’ll be interested to see if their choices are available locally or not as it defeats the purpose of spending my time searching if I can’t buy locally. I like that they have the option to buy online for some of the events I have planned ahead of time or just to enjoy with a special meal on date night at home. I must also applaud them on their clean web design. It’s easy on the eyes.
ENTER TO WIN $100 IN WINE:
You can enter Likelii’s current contest, where you have a chance to win one of 3 $100 gift codes, just for trying out the recommendation engine and leaving feedback!
- Go to www.likelii.com/promotions/try-likelii
- Try the recommendation engine by entering one or two wines on the homepage that you have liked in the past
- Get Recommendations and see how we did!
- Fill out a brief survey on your experience by clicking on the Feedback page (see the tab on the left)
- That’s it, you are entered to win one of 3 $100 gift certificates in free wine from Likelii.com
Disclosure: I received a gift code to try out Likelii. All thoughts are 100% my own.