Have you ever seen such a thing?
This is a little spot we stumbled upon while on Hilton Head Island.
This is the coolest concept and I don't understand why
there isn't one on every corner of every town.
It's an Italian style wine bar.
How it works is that when you go in they give you a
"credit card" and you slide it into the slot of any given "bank"
of wines and then choose from, a taste, a half glass or a full glass
of any given wine. These contraptions keep oxygen out of the wine
and the wine at the correct temperature. They have a full range from
whites to reds from cheap to pretty pricey.
They have a smattering of tables about and a selection of
"small plates" and artisan cheeses.
What a great way to try some new wines, have a little snack
and hang with some friends.
When your done you just take your card to the cashier and it
reads the charges you made. How cool!?
I totally want to open one!
Lynne says those machines would run about 150 grand a pop.