Over the weekend I read an interesting article in the Los Angeles Times about the future of wine and it's being called: The Miracle Machine. The proposed Miracle Machine is the blessed counter top product that would give the everyday wine lover the ability to turn water (and a few prepackaged ingredients) into wine.
Two big time wine guys (with lots of fancy wine related titles after their names), have been burning the midnight oil alongside the computer geniuses in Silicon Valley, to make the water into wine Miracle Machine a reality. The plan is this: a modular counter top fermentation machine will sync with an app downloaded onto a smart phone, that is then partnered with prepackaged ingredients (sold by the company) and water to create your very own wine. This machine’s purpose is not to produce the kind of homemade-wine of our grandparents generation, but actual Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and more beloved wine varieties.
Of course, the ability to create your own Cabernet that won’t cause blindness (a la moonshine), comes at the hefty price tag of $499 (the prepacked ingredients pricing was not listed). I am not against dropping some hard earned bucks on a great tech item, but I would need to try some of this Miracle Machine vino before I could make this commitment....to read more about my quandry over the Miracle Machine, please visit me at my blog: A Middle-Class Mama's Wine Review
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