Let me say up front, I do not work for this place! I just thought this was really cool. I know some of us enjoy our "festive beverages", so thought I would pass along what I found. The wine and beer shop, Adventures in Wine and Beer in Hendersonville, recently got a self-serve wine bar for tastings. It can offer 12 wines at any given time.
You buy a card right there, like a debit card (cost $2 for the initial card), and then you can load and reload it with any amount (I put $20 on mine). Then you plug it into the wine bar and choose the wine you want to try. When you plug it in, it tells you how much money you have left on the card. There are three sizes of tastings: 1.25oz, 2.5oz, and 5oz. The prices vary depending on the wine you are trying, but most of the smallest tasting sizes (1.25oz) were a dollar or two.
He has glasses next to the bar and encourages you to take two glasses to try side by side tastings, which I found helpful. The day I was there, he had 8 whites and 4 reds, but I assume it will vary. The system pumps gas into the bottles as they are used so it stays as fresh as possible. I've seen similar systems in some bars, but had not seen any self-serve ones - at least not around here.
It's over near the Epic theater. I think it's Thompson street?
My friend took a picture of it, so will post that here so you can see it....I just thought it was great!