9 Perfect Pairings: Midwest Wine Experiences
It's happened to everyone: Eager to try something new, you splurge on an unfamiliar wine--and hate it. Tastings, a wine bar in the luxurious Conrad Hotel, tries to ensure you'll never have that problem.
Classy-looking wine vending towers invite visitors to use prepaid debit cards to dispense tasting portions of more than 100 wines ($40 is more than enough for two people), and the selection changes often. That means you can try a mysterious Merlot, compare Rieslings from different regions or simply refine your wine palate, all for just a few dollars a taste.
The samples are generous, and it's fun to wander among the machines before settling down to a dinner of Mediterranean-influenced small plates with a glass of your favorite new Pacific Rim sweet Riesling. (317) 423-2400; awineexperience.com -- Ashley Petry