Fill 'er Up With A Gallon Of Chablis

In the very near future, kiosks like this one will allow you to pump your own wine like you do petrol at a service station. Utopia, thy name is La Cuve.

The self-service system has already hit eight supermarkets in France, where you can draw from 500-litre or 1000-litre tanks for just two bucks a litre. That cheapness isn't necessarily reflected in the quality; a significant amount of the savings comes from reduced transportation and non-existent packaging costs. Its creator, Astrid Terzian, plans to bring the concept to the US within a year. If she's looking for test markets, I can recommend a prime retail spot in my living room. [Dr Vino via PopSci]

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