April 29, 2005
Even if you don’t want food, this place is perfect to just come and stare. On entering, you are immediately above the bar on a metal staircase. Directly in front of you is a 42-foot glass wine case. In fact, that staircase curves down and around the wine house, giving you views from all angles. Now don’t think you are dreaming if you see James Bond-style women dressed all in black, propelling themselves up and down wine house on pulleys and ropes. Really!These are the ‘wine angels’, whose job it is to stock, check, and receive the bottles as they are ordered. It really is quite a sight to see.
Another thing I have never seen before which just amazed my tech-loving husband was the food/wine and drink menu. It’s a tablet PC - a personal computer where you use a stylist to browse the computer screen and make your selection.
Just the wine alone has over 2,000 choices and with 35,000 stocked bottles, it might take a while. However, be sure to look at the prices before ordering. This is a place for serious wine connoisseurs, and we found one bottle for $40,000. You can certainly find a cheaper wine by the glass for under $10.
I’m a big fan of cocktails when I am on vacation, so when I saw the martini list, I was excited. The list was long and with some really interesting names. The ‘Gumitini’ struck my eye, and when it arrived, everyone laughed at me. Here I was, dressed to the nines in a swanky bar, holding a neon orange martini with real gummi bears set on top of it. You know what, though; it was great--tasted like a big Jolly Rancher. The guys in the group had to order wine. Not to just see the pretty girls heading up. No, of course not!
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