W Taipei’s Yen Bar has introduced the Sip wine tasting card, which gives patrons an easy and affordable way to sample wines from leading vineyards. The Sip room, which has a view of Taipei 101, is home to Yen’s new Enomatic wine serving system, a machine that allows bottles of wine to be opened and protected from oxidation.
Guests use their pre-paid Sip card to dispense wine from the Enomatic, with amounts ranging from a 10ml taste to a full 150ml glass. The machine can hold up to 12 wines at a time. The selection will change each month. August’s list features libations from vineyards in France, Spain, Italy and Chile. Highlights include Domaine Chanson’s Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches and Chateau La Lagune’s Moulin La Lagune from France and the Bordeaux-style Sassicaia, one of Italy’s most renowned wines.
Yen Bar is located on the top floor of W Taipei and features sweeping views of the city. In addition to the Enomatic machine’s offerings, the bar also serves more than 80 kinds of whisky, 90 cocktails and 100 kinds of wine, along with tapas inspired by Asian cuisine.
The Sip tasting card is priced at NT$500 and up, and prices for each wine start at NT$70 for 10ml. Call (02) 7703-8887 or visit www.wtaipei.com/baratyen for more information.