Wine is largely divided into red wine, white wine, sparkling wine, etc. according to the variety of raw materials and brewing method, and the style is also divided into old and new continent wines, including France, which is the representative producer. Wine is considered a representative liquor in the historical moments of mankind, such as beer and whiskey, but it has a close relationship with food and has developed into a part of gastronomy, and has built an original heritage by becoming an inspiration for creative activities, including literature, music, and art. The value of wine is evaluated by a combination of geographical elements, the vintage year, the story of each winery, etc., and its spectrum is so wide that more than 100,000 wines are produced each year. Recently, the climate crisis has intensified, and independent wineries are actively engaged in the use of organic farming and research on new grape varieties.
The aim of Vivino is to give confidence to people who don’t know much about wine. Even if you don’t have a lot of prior knowledge, you’ll still be able to drink the best wine every time. I don’t think choosing a wine has to be more complicated than that. We want our users to choose the one that best suits their tastes, no matter what class of wine it is.
Heini Sashariasen, Co-founder of Vivino
Customers who come here want a wine-centric experience. For us, wine is not a pairing with food, it’s part of the purpose of finding a restaurant. It should be different from the usual restaurant way in which the menu is decided and the sommelier chooses the wines. I’m always in conversation with our wine director, Chris McFall, to create dishes that can be paired with the ingredients and wines of the day.
Kyle Connaughton, Owner Chef of Single Thread