6 Apps to Help You Live the Good Life

wine cheese appsEver lament buying that pricey bottle of Bordeaux or realize that the appenzeller you picked up for your dinner party was so not the Swiss cheese you were looking for?

With so many types and styles to choose from, finding great wine, cheese and chocolate can be tricky for a novice—but expert help is now right in your pocket or purse.

Whether you’re standing nervously in front of the cheese counter two hours prior to a party or thumbing through a multipage wine list at that fancy restaurant, your smartphone can guide the way to a smoother selection process thanks to these six apps that focus on the finer things in life.

J.D. Biersdorfer, the author of “Best iPhone Apps, Second Edition” and “iPad: The Missing Manual,” blogs and podcasts weekly at poptechjam.com.

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