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Digital Help For Wine and Cheese Lovers

Techstination feature for Tuesday, November 16, 1999

If you don't know wine and cheese to you means Velveeta, get help from your computer. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. The holidays are coming and that means entertaining and gifts. So if your knowledge of wine is limited to red and white, how will you know what to buy? Just take out your trusty Palm computing device and uncork a little program called WineScore. Company president Dean Devener...

"This gives you a rating and it takes away the winespeak factor. There's no jargon here. There's no, like, this goes with roasted arugala and this goes with artichokes and this has elements of chiffon and cinnamon. This completely takes that away. You get a score, from one to ten, based on all these wine competitions that we have taken into consideration."

You can carry ratings for 42 hundred California wines in the palm of your hand. The price, 24.95 from Want some cheese to go with that? Spencer Chesman is a third generation expert and is behind a site called You'll find some of the best cheeses in the world at bargain prices...

"The proposition here to the consumer is that these are direct from Europe products and the pricing reflects that. So we've cut out all the intermediaries and we've got a tremendous value proposition for the consumer."

Along with a wealth of information. A special cold shipping process gets the cheese safely to your door.