Turnberry Hotel has become the first establishment in Scotland to use an iPad instead of a printed wine list. The practice which has been used in London lately, gives guests the opportunity to look and descriptions and tasting notes of the wines on offer. They can also search for their favourite wines.
Although only a trial, if successful, the hotel plans to extend the concept to its other restaurants and bars. Guests cannot yet order from the devices, that is likely to be introduced in the future.In other countries where the iPad has been used instead of a menu, restaurants have claimed a rise in turnover from diners finding their ordering inhibitions are lifted when ordering direct, rather than via waiters, and this is already happening in London in hotels and bars.