Life | 1 month ago

Vegas, the geographical location for all things excessive, has just out-Vegas'd itself.

Head along to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel there and you'll discover the world's only champagne vending machine.

To ensure that no kiddies can take advantage of the beautifully simple device, you head along to the front desk with proof that you're over 21 (this is still the States after all), and they'll give you the special $20 coin.

You then insert said coin into the machine in exchange for a mini-bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne, as well as small champagne flutes, because what are you? Some kind of animal that drinks out of the bottle?

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The machine has been specially designed to make sure your bottle doesn't get too shook up on the way through, so it doesn't explode all over the casino when you open it.

Of course, if you want to do that, then you go right ahead and do that. This is Vegas after all.

Episode 4 of our brand new podcast The Capital B is here!

This week's pod includes:


  • Tom Keogh of Keogh's crisps on why floury Irish potatoes make the world's most delicious crisps but the French couldn't care less;

  • Biscuit mogul and former Fig Roll queen Alison Cowzer talks the billion euro industry of digestives and getting buttery Irish biscuits into the world's mouths;

  • The real King of Connemara, Richard King on how to charm a foreign fish market with visions of the wild Atlantic ocean and Aran sweaters.


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