Luxurious bubbly at the click of a button.
Moët & Chandon has been rolling out champagne vending machines in Europe and the States since November 2013.
The concept has finally arrived in Australia, following up other fun champagne treats like champagne popsicles.
Launched last month at The Star Kitchen and Bar on the Gold Coast, the Moët machine issues mini bottles for approximately AU$29 a pop. Definitely an upgrade from the standard Pepsi or a packet of chips.
Because carrying small change is a cumbersome thing of the past - the machine works with specialised tokens, which can be purchased and collected at the venue’s bar.
Aside from vending machines dispensing rubber thongs (Havaianas), Australia has been relatively slow to adopt dispensers for things other than soft drink. Elsewhere in the world, and most notably in Japan, vending machines serve up make-up, underwear, perfume, umbrellas, and fresh eggs.
The Moët & Chandon vending machine is currently only at the one Gold Coast location, but is due to appear at other licensed venues around the country very soon.