Tuesday, January 18, 2005

High-Tech Wine Tasting (Billy)

We don't usually post articles here, but this one caught my eye. Wired magazine (a daily read for this tech-geek) has a write up of VinoVenue, a new wine tasing bar in (where else?) San Francisco. What sets this place apart is it's high-tech approach to dispensing the fruit of the vine. From the article:
"At the wine stations, organized by varietal, one then inserts the card into a slot, places the glass under a stainless steel spout, and presses the button above the bottle of choice. The machine deducts money from the card, drop by drop, as it shoots out a precise 1-inch pour. . . .VinoVenue's willingness to take the cork out of a $200 bottle of wine further sets it apart from traditional wine bars . . . The dispensing machines preserve the wine by filling the air space in the bottle with argon, an inert gas that prevents the wine from spoiling."

If you have been to VinoVenue, or a similar establishment, we'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment or email us (see the profiles to the right for email addresses).
For pictures and the entire article, go HERE.

As always, Salud!

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