At this ultra-contemporary wine store, you purchase tasting cards, allowing you to sample any of the 80-odd wines and even spirits available by the sip or half- or full glass via the argon-enhanced "intelligent dispensing system." Selections traverse a vast canny range of prices, regions, styles, and terroirs. "We slot in well-known labels so you don't feel lost, but also stay relatively obscure on beers, ales, and ciders for fun," notes manager Alex McClenaghan. Even better, the enterprising owners struck a deal with neighboring restaurants and gourmet shops to provide appetizers or cheese and charcuterie plates, best savored alfresco at the tables in front of the handsome space. Small wonder savvy locals congregate here after work or movies at the nearby cineplex.