Next Glass makes finding the right booze easier than ever

Going down the alcohol aisle in the supermarket can be a bit intimidating if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Honestly, have you even heard of half the different choices they have? It’s something we’ve all faced, and hopefully we’ll never have to face it again.

Next Glass is a handy little app that will let you figure out if you’re going to like a specific beer or wine. All you have to do is scan the bottle, and Next Glass will give you a personalised recommendation score.

The initial recommendations are based on ratings you give the app when you first start it up, and from there it continually learns what kinds of beer and wine you like every time you submit a new score. By using those scores and software called ‘Genome Cellar’, the app can look through the chemistry and composition of an individual wine or beer and predict whether you’ll like it or not.

That’s not all. A feature called ‘Glass Match’ will also show you a few examples of wine and beer that’s similar to the stuff it knows you like. So if you want to mix things up a bit and try something new it’s easier than ever before

There’s a social aspect to it as well, with the built-in friends list letting you see if the bottle you scanned is something your friends would like. So not only did Next Glass make choosing your own booze much easier, they’ve made dinner party wine panic a thing of the past, too.

Next Glass is currently available on Google Play for Android devices. Sadly it’s not available on iOS in the UK.

Tom Pritchard