Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, can tell you which bottle of wine will go with this or that meal. You just have to install a skill! We offer a small selection of skills to better marry a Bordeaux, Saint Emilion or Chardonnay with what you cook.
If Alexa has an advantage on Google Assistant or Siri, these are her Skills. It is indeed possible to give it new talents, simply by adding one of the thousands of these features that can be created by third-party developers. There is everything: games, radios, sounds … but also practical skills to help you make better choices.
And it can become very practical, especially if you are cooking for a whole table, and your notions of oenology are a bit rusty. There are indeed several skills in French that can help you marry wines with what you cook. First there is the skillMy little sommelier, a real reference for marrying your cheeses, desserts and main dishes. In addition to helping you better combine flavors, this skill has the advantage of making you think outside the box to discover more vineyards. To use it, just sayAlexa, open my little sommelierthen let yourself be guided.
This skill is difficult to dissociate from its logical counterpart, especially if you have a lot of bottles:My cellar. The idea is to help you better manage your wines and your cellar: you make an inventory of your cellar on the (free) macaveamoi.fr site, then connect this inventory to the skill Alexa. It then becomes possible to ask things likeAlexa, tell me about my cellar.As a bonus, like the skill we mentioned above, Ma Cave Moi can also help you pair your wines. These two skills are completely free.
Also read: Amazon Alexa – the best voice commands to try on your Echo speaker
How to add an Alexa skill?
For this it is very simple:
- Go to Amazon.fr and log in with your credentials
- Search for the skill you want to install via the search field
- Click on the Skill, then on Activate
The skill will then be available on all your connected speakers linked to your Amazon account. What do you think of these skills to help you choose wine? Share your opinion in the comments.