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Tipsi: A New Wine App Gets Guests Talking

March 27, 2014

Even at white tablecloth restaurants with solicitous sommeliers, diners are intimidated by what they don't know, are afraid to look unsophisticated or, worse, are nervous about spending $100 for a bottle they are not sure they will like. This conundrum prompted Mike Bell, Aaron Linsky and Justin Osler to develop Tipsi, a free iPhone app that launches this week with location-based inventories on over 120,000 wines for over 1,000 Manhattan restaurants. The app will also aggregate bottle prices and availability from local wine stores as well as Wine.com, should someone want to pick up a particular vintage again.