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How does it work?

Looking for something unique and fun to do in Dupont Circle? Sample the 32 hand-selected rare wines available on our new Wine Emotion self-dispensing machines. These machines are Italian-made and state of the art. The machines are equipped with a wine preservation system which guarantees that you get a fresh sample each and every time. All four of our machines allow you to choose from 2, 3 and 5 oz. pour sizes. Come by Nero Washington DC to taste as many new and different wines as possible.

Our wine list is constantly changing. We focus on varying seasonal and themed selections. And don't forget to pair that delicious wine with one of our delightful, inspired appetizers.


Getting Started

First, purchase a wine tasting card at the bar. The card is yours to keep and it never expires. They can also be purchased as gift cards.

The wine tasting card acts like a debit card for the Wine Emotion machines. Simply load whatever amount of money you choose and your journey begins.

When you find a wine that you‘d like to sample, insert the card in the card slot in the middle of the machine with the chip facing the left. Your balance and name will appear on the screen. When you see that, press the button marked with the number of ounces you want, and hold it down until the wine begins to pour. The amount will be deducted from your card, showing the remaining balance.

Remember to remove your card (we are not responsible for lost or stolen cards).