A new smart wine bottle with the ability to keep drinkers’ favourite reds and whites fresh for 30 days, while educating them on key characteristics and pairing options, will go on sale later this year.
The Kuvée Bottle, which is the first of its kind, will enable sommeliers to insert 750ml metal cartridges from a range of over 50 wines when it arrives in October this year.
The WiFi-connected bottle will include a patented valve system preventing oxygen from touching the wine, enabling it to be fresh as the day it was opened, a month later.
As thus you can enjoy the bottle one glass at a time before safely resealing the canisters without affecting the quality for the evenings to come.
The fun doesn’t end there, far from it. The Kuvée Bottle features a touchscreen and a pretty effective self contained app. At the touch of a button, it will scan the labels to let you know exactly what you’re drinking and how much of it is left in the bottle.
It’ll also serve up recommendations, food pairing options and the story of the wine. Most importantly of all, you can order more of it directly from the bottle.
The idea is to solve the age old problem of preserving a full bottle of wine once its opened, and maintaining the ability to just have a single glass of plonk depending on what you fancy.
The hope is it will solve the compromise involved when one member of the household fancies a pinot noir, while the other may be in the mood for a splash of rosé. Partner vineyards include Bonny Doon, B.R. Cohn, Schug and Pine Ridge.
There’s currently an Indiegogo campaign online to fund the project, with an early bird offer promising a Kuvée Bottle and four full canisters for $199 (usually $349.) The initially available $179 deal has sold out.
The plan is to launch in California and Massachusetts in the US in October with other markets to follow.