Have you ever eaten in a food court or buffet and wished that you could get a glass of wine as easily as getting a Diet Coke from a soda fountain? At the food court in the Allentown, PA Wegmans grocery store, you can purchase from a vending machine a 5-ounce glass of wine, a half-glass, or a 1-ounce “sample.” A full glass costs $6 to $10.
Allentown is a test site for the wine fountain, where it is part of Wegmans’ food court, legally a restaurant, and thus gets around Pennsylvania’s wacky liquor laws. This is just the latest development in the Keystone State’s impressive strides in mechanical wine-slinging technology, beginning with the automated kiosks now dispensing wine to people who have been properly photographed and Breathalyzed.
No word yet on Alec Baldwin’s opinion of the device.
Wegmans offering glass of wine [Morning Call]