Top12Wines launches BlackBerry 10 App

Mobile app for new platform gives access to a catalogue of the best wines in South Africa and to all Top12Wines competition rankings

Online PR News – 11-March-2013 – Cape Town, South Africa – Cape Town, South Africa – Top12Wines has announced the immediate availability of its Top12Wines application for BlackBerry® 10 smartphones. The application is now available for download on BlackBerry® World™.

The Top12Wines application provides a vast catalogue of the best South African wines along with the results of weekly Top12Wines tastings, and current rankings in 30 categories. Wines are displayed per category such as varietals and blends and can be classified by their rank in the Top12Wines competition. Wine lovers who want to participate in the wine tastings and ranking series have access to purchase in-App tickets for the tasting events organised in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Paris. More cities will be available soon.

“We are proud to have been chosen by BlackBerry as one of the apps featured at the launch of the new BlackBerry® 10 platform,” said Frederic Dasse, founder of Top12Wines. “This application will broaden the Top12wines community and will allow everyone to look at the rankings, tasting results and book tastings at any time through their brand new BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone”.

An update of the application, which is expected in March, will integrate in-app purchases of any wine bottle participating in the Top12Wines competition. “We are very excited about our application as it demonstrates the powerful capabilities of the new BlackBerry 10 platform”, says Gidon Judes, Managing Director of Cytrus Technology, that company that developed the application. “The integration of the BlackBerry 10 Top12Wines application with the e-commerce store will offer a rich user experience by bringing more convenience and extending access for nomadic consumers.”

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About Top12wines
Top12wines has been organizing since 2010 open wine contests where anyone can participate to blind tastings to rate the wine they prefer. Virtually all the most awarded wines in every possible categories, make the line up of the Top12Wines tastings, and an ongoing ranking eliminates the ones which do not perform best, while others come to replace them and challenge the leaders. All the wine participating to the contest are therefore supposed to be the best in their respective categories, being the most awarded, and having to prove themselves thereafter on a continuous basis in front of the public. Participating to a Top12Wines tasting is obviously a unique opportunity for wine lovers to taste all these great wines at the same time, around a restaurant table, with old or new friends, in a friendly, relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. For those who will never actually participate in a Top12Wines tasting, the tasting results are available to anyone. Wine lovers can also use Top12Wines rankings as a recommendation for their next purchase or can buy these very best wines from

About Cytrus
Cytrus is a leading provider of mobile and eCommerce solutions, utilising its strategic, creative and technical know how to produce superior digital experiences delivering cutting edge and robust solutions to enterprise clients. Based in Cape Town and Johannesburg, the company is part of the Methys international technology group, a network of highly innovative operations in France, UK, Benelux, Tunisia and South Africa. Cytrus has acquired a first class reputation for high quality and fast ROI on delivery of digital projects for a wide range of bluechip, as well as entrepreneurial clients. Cytrus range of services includes advisory/consulting, mobile and eCommerce development and support services, and BI & Analytics solutions to turn data into actionable knowledge. The difference you want to make in your business, Cytrus delivers.

Media Contacts for Top12wines

Frederic Dasse
Founder of Top12wines
Tel:+27 21 782 5042 / +27 81 799 3899

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