A Vending Machine That Sells French Champagne? Mais Oui, Bien Sûr!

It dispenses shareable videos along with bottles of bubbly

Moët's Mini Vending Machine not only sells champagne, it shoots video of you buying it. All photos courtesy of Moët & Chandon

Nearly 60 years ago, Londoners were agog at a prototype on display at the Second Automatic Vending Machine Exhibition. It was called the Evva Whisky Vending Machine and, as the name suggested, it used technology to replace the bartender. Drop a few coins in the slot, make your selection (whiskey and soda, or just whiskey straight up) and—voila!—your cocktail, sir.

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@UpperEastRob robert.klara@adweek.com Robert Klara is a senior editor, brands at Adweek, where he specializes in covering the evolution and impact of brands.