Enomatic wine vending machine

I am hosting a geek wine gathering and tasting at VinoVenue in downtown San Francisco on Monday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m. VinoVenue dispenses 1-ounce sample of wine by inserting a smart card into an automated machine hooked up to wine bottles. Very geeky, and a good space to mix after work. If you plan to attend please leave a comment so I can get a reasonable headcount. If you do not drink wine they also have some nice teas. There is a small market next door, A.G. Ferrari, and outside food is allowed.

VinoVenue is located at the corner of 3rd Street and Mission Street in San Francisco, half a block from SFMOMA and a block from the Montgomery BART station.

As seen in Wired and Wine Spectator. The wine is dispensed using Windows-based software and argon is added to the bottle to keep the wine fresh. The smart cards are written in Java.

Minimum smart card purchase is $10 and I saw some wines for less than $1 during my scouting trip today.