If the best advice the salesperson in your neighborhood bottle shop can offer is "white with fish, red with meat," maybe it's time for the store to invest in a Wine Expert. The Wine Expert is a point-of-sale kiosk that can dispense wine advice based on a range of criteria, including grape variety, name, region, price or suitability with food types. It can also scan a bottle of wine and bring up notes about it. If a customer isn't ready to buy, the info can be forwarded to an email address for at-home review. If only they'd come up with a similar system to help us sort out the bewildering range of single malts, vatted malts, pure malts and blends, we'd be set.