In 2013 during Christmas Holidays, Moët & Chandon trial tested a mini champagne vending machine at Selfridges. It was a huge success and customers loved it. Now, the LVMH-owned same Moët & Chandon is bringing it to America. The first Moët & Chandon champagne vending machine in the US is now located in Sin City. If you head over to the west and stop by at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas, they have a vending machine stocked with 320 mini bottles of Moet’s Imperial Brut and Imperial Rose Champagne.
The Moët & Chandon champagne vending machine located on the 23rd floor at the Sky Lobby, not only dispenses miniature champagne bottles but flutes too for immediate celebrations and toasts. Each bottle holds about a glass and a half of bubbly. It has a simple and safe mechanism to dispense bottles without a lot of shakeups during its delivery – this makes sure there are no surprise bursts of champagne upon opening.
Payment is via a $20 gold coin (really!) The Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s front desk is the place to buy champagne gold coins, to buy customers has to prove they are at least 21 years old. The coin comes emblazoned with the Moët logo, so I don’t think coins can be used to purchase anything else at the hotel.
It is reasonable to expect Moët & Chandon champagne vending machines at places like casinos, hotels, luxury department stores and bars soon. There are some lucky in the coast, though, Moët has already installed a machine at their NYC corporate office for employees.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal