From Pastry Wine Pairings to Wine Vending Machines

By: Jana Pijak - Jan 18, 2016
These wine menu innovations range from pastry wine pairings to alcoholic vending machines. While examples like Paired Wine's enomatic machines offer self-serve blends to wine club visitors, casual pizza and burger menus are also evolving. Those offered by Blaze Pizza and Lucky Chip Restaurant pair classic fast food items with upscale beverage choices, replacing traditional craft beers with signature wine blends.

Additionally, examples like touchscreen-activated wine menus and iPad wine lists make any dining experience more memorable while decreasing wait times and enhancing convenience.

Self serve wine bars and donut wine pairings -- like the one offered by Leopard’s Leap Tasting Room -- round off this list of wine menu innovations. Whether utilizing technology or offering unique food and beverage pairings, these examples elevate the status of fast casual meals while making an upscale beverage more accessible and mainstream for mass audiences.