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.