'I'm just off to the supermarket to fill the bucket...'
Take a good look at this picture – could this be the future of EVERYTHING? According to the Dr. Vino wine blog, French supermarkets are installing these monster-sized machines, filled with 500 or 1,000-litres of beautiful, beautiful wine. Britain’s quite near to France – how long before the supermarket bosses sail a few thousand of them across the Channel so that we can all join in the fun?
The idea is simple – bring along your own empty wine bottle, empty vegetable oil, bucket or whatever your receptacle of choice is, and using the petrol pump-style nozzles, you fill it up with the cheaper-than-normal vino (about €1.45 per litre it says here). Once you're done, the machine prints out a receipt and you pay the lady or gentleman at the till. Assuming you haven't adopted a horizontal position and are just slurping away on the nozzle as the booze pours out of the sides of your gob.
The machines have taken up residence in eight French supermarkets and are believed be heading to the United States of A in the not-too-distant. Surely they can bring it here too? And put the machines on every street corner? Please?