What is WineStein?

WineStein is a digital sommelier, capable of advising the best wine pairings with any dish. WineStein was developed in cooperation with scientists of Smart Research, a spin-off of Nijmegen University in the Netherlands. WineStein’s pairing score indicates how well a wine will match a dish. A 100-score is the perfect match, any score from 60 on indicates a good match. WineStein will also advise matching dishes with specific wine(s), or advise wines based on taste preferences. Advanced techniques deriving from artificial intelligence make WineStein a self-learning advisor, that we make into customized product applications for restaurants, supermarkets, shops, web shops and consumers.

How does WineStein work?

WineStein’s artificially intelligent software matches gastronomic properties of a dish (the ‘meal DNA’) with those of wine (‘wine DNA’). In this matching, all ingredients, preparations,  possible sauces, spicing and side dishes are taken into account. Based on all these data, WineStein calculates a gastronomic taste profile of a dish and uses this to make the wine match. Matching is done with wine types, ideal types of all wines known in the world, subdivided by origin, grape variety, quality level and properties such as residual sweetness. Examples of wine types used are Barolo, Manzanilla Sherry, a German Riesling Auslese and Corton-Charlemagne, but WineStein currently has about 700 wine types defined, next to thousands of ingredients.

Why WineStein?

WineStein stands out by combining top level wine and gastronomic knowledge with advanced science. This makes WineStein the utmost flexible tool for professionals in retail and hotel and catering industry, but also for wine lovers. WineStein can be deployed within gastronomic business in numerous ways: online through your web site, at hand on smart phone or tablet, or as point of sale application running on touch-screen. It will have your own wine range, menu if applicable, varying per plant if necessary and tailor-made to your corporate identity if desired. That’s why.