Put in money and get a can of coke. That’s routine. Now you have at your fingertips something truly extraordinary: a fairy-tale like toy that dispenses champagne at one click. Moët & Chandon aka Moët, a luxury French winery known for its pioneering spirit in winemaking, has recently introduced to India the Mini-matic: the world’s first champagne vending machine that lets you pop mini champagne bottles at the press of a button.
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The bubbly journey | Mini-matic’s concept was designed back in 2013 at the ‘Destination Christmas’ section of the posh Selfridges store in London, out of Moët’s desire to appeal to entry-level holiday shoppers; and it has been receiving immense attention the world over since then.
And now, being seen as a spectacularly fresh way of enjoying the world’s most celebratory drink, the Mini-matic has become a simmering trend. One can find it in all fancy places like film festival after-parties, plush shopping destinations and renowned sporting events.
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A lovechild of expert engineering and the quest for luxury | From a live crab vending machine in China to a mashed potato vending machine in Singapore, these ultra-convenient and fun-to-use devices have been making a mark in the food industry for a long time. With the charismatic Mini-matic, superlative luxury gets added to the equation.
To add to the delight, the Swarovski crystal embellished glistening gold mini bottle of champagne that comes out of the dispenser is an undeniable eye-candy. Also, you get a complimentary golden sipper that transforms the bottle into a champagne flute.
And that’s still not all folks! A golden robot arm is your special bartender in the act. Choose between Moët & Chandon Impérial and Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial, and receive a chilled bottle of divinity from the shiny golden hand.
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Invigorate your experience at AER, Four Seasons, Mumbai | Mini-matic’s first destination in India is in the city of dreams, Mumbai, at AER – the city’s favourite rooftop bar with a 360-degree view of the urban landscape and the sea. Take a lift to the 34th floor, buy yourself a golden token from the staff and experience this whole new level of opulence complimented by brilliant colours of the sky, atmospheric music and gourmet Asian cuisine.
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