Sunday 9 March 2014

New competition of biblical proportions in the wine category, as Miracle Machine Turns Water To Wine

Discovery News reports the invention of an urn-like device can reportedly turn water, grape concentrate, yeast and a finishing powder (for barrel-aged flavour) into wine in three days. The table top appliance @ $499 is also controlled by a mobile app that guides users through the process and helps them distinguish the correct wine for their palate.

                                                                                                 pic: Discovery News
According to FAQs on the Miracle Machine site, answers to top-of-mind questions are as follows:

Q1. Sourcing Ingredients
You'll be able to buy the grape concentrate, yeast, and the final sachet of ingredients through our website, and Amazon, once we launch. Each kit will make a different type of wine. We plan on creating a low cost monthly "wine" club, where for under $10 per month you receive several kits, enough to make a bottle of wine a week.

Q2. Cost?
The costs equate to $2 dollars to make a bottle of wine that we would expect to pay $20+ for, at minimum.

Q3. Types of wine
Initially we have sourced 6 wine types that The Miracle Machine and its app will help you make. These are a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and rich Chardonnay from Napa Valley, a cool climate Pinot Noir from Oregon, an aged Tuscan blend from Italy, Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma, and a delicate red and a steely white from Burgundy. We expect to add 5-10 more over the next 3 months

Patently an advance on converted dust-bins and ant-tracks across the kitchen floor in these austere times, but the Miracle Worker is probably worth a couple of what-ifs, and at $499, a punt?

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