Champagne vending machines are real and are coming to the UK this summer
Say hello to champagne vending machines. Thanks to Moët & Chandon, those heading to Henley Festival (5-9 July 2017) can now enjoy champagne at the touch of a button.
Henley-on-Thames is synonymous with luxury so it’s a fitting location for the vending machines' festival debut. Each machine will hold 375 chilled 20cl bottles of Moët & Chandon champagne, including Moët Imperial (£18), and Moët Imperial Rosé (£20).
Black-tie clad festival goers (yes, the festival has a dress code) will find the Moët & Chandon vending machines at the boutique festival’s Pure Heaven nightclub alongside a Moët & Chandon photo booth.
Henley Festival is a five-day event on the banks of the River Thames and this year's headline acts include Jess Glynne, Pet Shop Boys, Chaka Khan, Goldie and the Heritage Orchestra and All Saints.
As well as the vending machines, there will also be champagne fountains constructed from 90 champagne flutes, which you’ll find at the festival’s gourmet Riverside and Terrace pop-up restaurants, as well as on the Moët & Chandon champagne lawn.
Food is an integral part of the festival – from street food to fine dining – and confirmed restaurants for this year include The Spice Merchant, Crooked Billet, and The Dog & Badger alongside street food from Jimmy Garcia’s BBQ club, Newquay Sushi, Snob Lobster and Champagne, Pizza Express and Awesome Crispy Squid. We’ll raise a mini bottle of champagne from a vending machine to that.
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