Thursday, October 17, 2013
At Aeon's Wine Shop, Touch-Screen Tables Keep The Mood Bubbly
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Aeon Co. (8267) takes advantage of the latest digital technologies at an interactive wine specialty store it opened Wednesday in Tokyo's trendy Jiyugaoka area.
When a bottle is placed on a table whose surface is a touch panel, the screen displays such information as where the wine was made and nearby restaurants that let people bring their own bottles. Recipe suggestions of dishes that go with the wine are also shown.
People can taste 32 types of wine for a fee. By stocking products ranging from everyday wines to upscale offerings, the firm seeks to attract a variety of customers.
(The Nikkei, Oct. 17 morning edition)