Home beer brewing is already a popular activity for hobbyists and ale lovers, but many people might think that wine-making is preserved for the vineyards of France. Hoping to change that, The Miracle Machine is a device for the home that makes a bottle of fine wine from simple ingredients in a couple of days.
Created by wine experts in Napa Valley, California, the device uses accelerated fermentation technology to speed up the process without greatly affecting the quality. Using an array of electrical sensors, transducers, heaters and pumps, the chamber creates an optimized environment for the wine to quickly mature without any action from the user. The machine simply takes a sachet of ingredients, grape concentrate, yeast and water and produces a bottle of wine in a few days. The device comes with a smartphone app that owners can use to select the type of wine they want — there are currently 6 different options, ranging from Napa Valley Chardonnay and an aged Tuscan blend from Italy, to Sonoma-based Sauvignon Blanc and red and white wine from Burgundy. The app can also be used to track the progress of the fermentation and be notified when it’s ready. The video below offers more information about the machine:
Ingredients kits will cost around USD 2, which will make a bottle of wine at a quality equivalent to those available for more than USD 20 in stores, while the device itself will be USD 499. The company also hopes to add more options to its wine list in the near future, as well as launch a Kickstarter campaign. Are there other complex products that could be made in the home through smart tech such as this?