Saturday, January 26, 2008

Virtual Sommelier

Take a look at this. It's a story about new display technology being used by a high-end restaurant in New York as a way of more engagingly presenting a wine list.

Have a seat at the wine bar at Adour, and the list of available wines is projected onto the bar from above and can be searched and manipulated through intuitive gestures. You can see wines by variety, country, price, size of bottle -- and the system even delivers detailed tasting notes. The technology is from a small company called Potion Design, founded by two MIT Media Lab grads.

Look for a fuller report after my trip in April.

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