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New Mobile App Makes Finding MD Wineries A Breeze

Have you ever had the urge to visit a winery or brewery but had trouble finding one near you?  Download the new mobile app, theCompass Alcohol Locator, to locate wineries, breweries, and distilleries across North America. Results can be filtered by state as well as industry type.

Todd Godbout, Editor of and a member of the team that created the app, said that the idea to create theCompass sprang from wanting to find out where all of the breweries, wineries, and distilleries were located in his hometown area. "The primary rationale for developing theCompass Alcohol Locator was to find a single source that incorporated wineries and breweries surrounding the Washington D.C. area," Godbout said.

The app is also helpful while traveling across the country. "It's a beneficial instrument while traveling, particularly locating the wineries and breweries in established wine trails as well as along the route to seaside or mountain destinations. "

The app includes establishments’ address, phone, email, web address, weather forecast and links to any social media pages. The app is available on Android and iPhone for $.99.