According to the Bible, the first miracle Jesus ever performed was turning water into wine. Now a pair of inventors claim to have built a machine that can perform the same miracle in just three days, according to Gizmag.
The device, aptly called The Miracle Machine, literally transforms water (and a few other simple ingredients) into high-quality wine. Assuming it works as the inventors claim, this is a machine that could change the winemaking industry forever.
Developed by wine expert Kevin Boyer and entrepreneur Philip Vine, the wine bottle-sized appliance can brew wine using only water, grape concentrate, yeast and a finishing powder (for barrel-aged flavor). At the bare minimum, the ingredients should only cost around $2. The finished product is purported to equal the quality of a $20 bottle of wine, and should be ready to pour in just three days.
Boyer and Vine remain tight-lipped about how the Miracle Machine performs its extraordinary feat, but they have said it involves "an array of electrical sensors, transducers, heaters and pumps." It also remains a matter of faith whether the quality of the 'wine' that the machine produces is as fine as the developers suggest. If you're willing to take the leap, however, the inventors are ramping up for a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter campaign. If fully funded, the device is expected to retail at $499.
The machine will come with an accompanying app that links to the Miracle Machine via Bluetooth, allowing users to follow the progress of the wine-making process with their smartphones. The app will also make it possible to refine the wine-making process to suit a user's particular palette, providing information about how to tweak the ingredients to alter the taste of the wine.
The machine-makers showcase their invention in the following teaser video. The machine looks pretty slick, but the ultimate measure will be how good the wine tastes.
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