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    Wine Filling Station
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    In select supermarkets in France, customers can now fill up containers with gas station-style pumps(Keg wine and wine vending machines):
    "Bring your own resealable bottles, Poland Spring containers, jerrycans, whatever. Or you can get one at the store. Select your grade (red, white, or rosé). Pump. Print receipt.

    Astrid Terzian introduced this concept that hearkens back to a bygone era when wine would arrive in Paris shops in tonneaux and consumers would bring their own flagons to fill. But today, Terzian says, she started this scheme in fall 2008 to fill a niche, tapping into two key themes, environmental awareness and the economy.
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    The cost-savings are passed on to the consumer in the form of low prices of 1.45 euros/liter (about $2/liter).

    Via neatorama, drvino / By Ben on Wed Sep 15 2010
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