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

It dispenses shareable videos along with bottles of bubbly

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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