Serve-Yourself Wine Bars
Enomatics offer tasters a chance to sample myriad wines in a fun, interactive atmosphere.
You've seen them before. The preservation systems—located behind the bar at many establishments—that keep wines at ultimate freshness. Or maybe you've seen them at innovative wine shops like Bacchus and Union Square Wines in
Sandwiched between culinary kings Masa and Per Se in the Time Warner Center in New York is Clo, a swanky 75-seat serve-yourself station that's run by a group of master sommeliers. Though customers can sample unique sips on their own, a sommelier is always on hand, as is the virtual wine educator, a touch screen table that helps patrons make their selections. Wines are dispensed in 4 oz. pours and a selection of around 100 wines is available at any given time. It's a great chance for people to try odd bottlings like Rkatsiteli or wines from
Further south, Evo Bistro in
Be on the lookout for one of these sampling paradises to spring up near you.