Wine Vending Machines Tested In Pennsylvania

August 8th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

wine August 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Residents of Pennsylvania will now have the unique opportunity of getting wine via the vending machines. However, the reports state that the citizens must go through a breathalyzer test first in order to prove that they are legally under the permissible breath-alcohol level.

The state of Pennsylvania is currently testing the process by setting up two wine vending kiosks in the supermarkets of Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg. 98 more such machines are going to be installed if the wine vending efforts become successful.

The people willing to get a taste of wine via the vending machines will have to insert their driving licenses through the slot first. They will get to choose from 55 different varieties once their age has been ascertained as over the legal age for drinking alcohol. The vending machines will also be able to supply the required quantity of wine in glass measures as well as half bottles and full bottles. Measurements by liter can also be obtained through the specialized wine vending machines in PA.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will also verify the identity while the person in question is watched by means of surveillance cameras. The sale will be firmly denied if the individual is found to be a minor or fails to pass the breathalyzer test.

Stacy Kriedeman, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board said that they will be conducting the sale in the same process as before, the only difference being the vending machines. She also added that the procedure has proved to be a success so far. It had been initiated on June 23.

Such wine vending machines are already installed and functioning successfully in parts of Asia. There is no reason for them not to do so in Pennsylvania too.

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