In a time when restaurants boast about how many bottles of wine they have in their cellars, diners have never been more thirsty — or more overwhelmed. How is one supposed to choose the right bottle as she flips through a wine list that more closely resembles Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina (at least in length, anyway)? Enter the iPad wine list. That’s right. Restaurants around the country — from Wolfgang Puck’s Cut in Las Vegas to The French Laundry in Yountville, Calif., and Per Se in New York — are raising the bar quite literally by outfitting patrons with iPads preloaded with a wine list. In the mood for chardonnay? Simply tap on the varietal and all the chardonnay selections are filtered for you. Always wanted to try a wine from Greece? Tap! Love cheval blanc? Tap! Search by producer, grape, varietal, region and even price. It’s educational, too: The mobile wine lists equip diners with a wealth of information, from the taste of a certain grape to the story behind the winemaker.

The Details

Travis Keyes
New York
Per Se
10 Columbus
Circle #4
(212) 823-9335

Las Vegas
Cut (in The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino)
3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
(702) 607-6300

Yountville, Calif.
(Napa Valley)
The French Laundry
6640 Washington St.
(707) 944-2380