WineM RFID Wine Rack at NextFest

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ThingM's WineM is one part intelligent wine rack, one part light show. This concept, currently on display at NextFest, works by taking bottles of wine tagged with RFID stickers and placing them onto the rack. Now if you're having Lamb Shank for dinner and want a decent Shiraz, just input into the computer that you want a Shiraz over $50, then WineM automatically lights up each bottle of wine that fits the description.

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What's too bad is that there isn't an official wine database like CD's have with CDDB. That way you could tag it with RFID and type in the brand, year and variety to get even more information. Currently you have to enter in all of the information by hand. Hopefully someone will bring the wine database to fruition, but in the mean check out the WineM in light show mode, it's almost more impressive than the RFID locating.

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as long as those lights aren't always on, should be cool, but uh, anyone who gives a damn about wine and pairing already knows what goes with what (and would have to in order to input the info in the first place) and probably knows their collection inside and out.

theres no database because wines (the good ones, anyways) dont have UPC's. this thing only holds 40 bottles - it's really not that difficult to keep 40 bottles organized. furthermore, how many times do we have to say it? Wine + Light = <WINE< p>