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Playing DJ

Austin Hope, winemaker and president of Hope Family Wines in Paso Robles, just premiered a fun new iPhone and app for wine lovers that also love new music. The “Wine DJ” application is an interface for any iPhone or iPod Touch that creates themed playlists revolving around varietals offered by the Hope family. With music sourced from GrooveShark.com, the application is customizable, with a fun “slider” interface that lets you better hone the experience. If the evening leans on the casual side, choose plastic cups over wine glasses. A quiet evening? Move the slider toward “flying solo” rather than “entourage.” Of course, the app comes loaded with information on each of the wines, including an interactive map of purchasing locations, and tasting notes. Available through the iTunes store.

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