'Next Glass' makes drinking a data-driven decision

Have you ever had the misfortune of purchasing a bottle of wine on recommendation, only to realize that its “nutty flavor” is incompatible with your taste buds? Have you bought a beer and immediately realized that, despite winning awards, isn’t up to your standards? Here to prevent the disappointment of buying an unsatisfying drink, smartphone app Next Glass analyzes your beverage preferences and predicts which brands are worth your bar tab.

The first time you open the Next Glass, the app asks you to establish a “taste profile” by identifying your current favorite beers and wines, as well as your preferred flavors and textures. The app cross-references your profile against its own database of 23,000 bottles of wine and beer.

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