Our lives are now complete- a startup company has developed a machine that turns ordinary tap water into wine.
The product is called Miracle Machine, and rightly so. According to the website, the machine is described as the “world’s first affordable accelerated winemaking device for the home that reproduces great wine with minimal effort and within days.”
Miracle Machine was created by Napa Valley sommelier Kevin Boyer and wine website entrepreneur Philip James. They both claim that their device can make wine at a fraction of a price of what you normally pay for at the store.
How does it work you ask? You basically order a kit and download the iPhone app. Once you select the type of wine you want to make, it will tell you the ingredients to put into it, which will be available in their store and Amazon after launch. The device connects to your phone via Bluetooth and monitors the progress of your wine, the process takes about 3 days before it’s ready for consumption.
The founders are currently being secretive about the exact science around their product, but according to their site:
“…the chamber uses an array of electrical sensors, transducers, heaters and pumps to provide a controlled environment for the primary and, as needed, secondary fermentation stages.
For example, while a digital refractometer measures the sugar content of the liquid during the fermentation process, a custom-designed ceramic air-diffuser pumps filtered air under a regulated micro-oxygenated environment, aerating the wine and thus softening the tannins. Meanwhile an ultrasonic transducer, positioned directly underneath the chamber, resonates effectively speeding up the flavor development of the wine. Each of these components, and others, are connected to an Arduino microcontroller that ensures the Miracle Machine is doing its job of making a fine wine of your creation in just a matter of days.”
The price is expected to be around $499 after launch. The company is planning on raising funds via Kickstarter very soon. To keep up-to-date on when their campaign will be live, check out their website.