Residents of Middletown, Pennsylvania will soon have the ability to purchase wine from vending machines. The machines will be protected by biometrics so that no one under the age of 21 will have access.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is looking for a company that can provide a machine capable for dispensing 10-15 varieties of chilled wine, while also making it impossible for minors to make a purchase. The PLCB hopes high-tech features such as the ability to read biometrics such as fingerprints will make the machines secure, and even prevent people who are intoxicated from obtaining alcohol. The machines would go in supermarkets and other locations.