If in France, we are as attached to the wine as to its container – including the traditional cork that goes with the bottle -, we see new concepts flourish every day, each more original than the other, and yet, things may well change!
Anecdotal geek accessories, misuse of containers already existing elsewhere or real revolutions, if, contrary to what we have recently tried to make us believe, the machine that transforms water into wine has not yet arrived, we can identify some some of the techniques that could revolutionize the way we consume wine in the years to come! This article is shared by a wine expert from Viti Trade specialized in new technologies and advice on winemaking equipment. (https://viti-trade.com)
Design bookstore style with the Gutenberg Project by Pernod Ricard
Last month, the iconic wine & spirits group unveiled its Gutenberg project, which takes the form of a design library connected to a touchscreen tablet, where each book contains 70cl of one of the house’s famous spirits.
The little extra? The tablet contains easy tutorials for re-creating homemade cocktails with precise dosage, and the tablet support alerts you when one of your containers is almost empty: you can then order a new refill online and have it delivered at home in a few clicks!
We can imagine it easily adapted in its wine version… Without being sure of its real usefulness, there is no doubt that design enthusiasts will fall for this connected library!
Taste wine from a bottle without uncorking it
Greg Lambrecht, engineer and connoisseur of fine wines, found himself faced with a cruel dilemma when his wife got pregnant: how to continue to enjoy the grands crus that populated his cellar without spoiling the wine, which was losing its qualities. taste only a few hours after opening the bottle?
Its system, nicknamed Coravin 1000, is equipped with a small needle that allows you to serve a glass of wine without uncorking the bottle or bringing air into it, thanks to an ingenious system of gas injected into the bottle, without however alter neither the aging process nor the quality of the wine!
When wine is inspired by coffee: the glass of wine pod style!
We knew the famous coffee pods and their machines embodied by the George Clooney, there will soon be the wine pod version!
Presented in small transparent 10cl tubes, the 10-wine start-up offers you, via its D-vine machine, to aerate and bring to the right temperature the dose of wine of your choice in 30 seconds.
If the catalog is currently rather small, it should grow over the months. The machine, whose price will oscillate between 150 and 200 € should be on the market within a few weeks.
The Bag-in-box at the coast!
We were still talking about it here a few weeks ago and for good reason: it is one of the most popular containers lately and for good reason, a recent study shows that no less than one in 5 people questioned bought a bag- in-box at least once a month.
It is therefore natural that it is now available in all forms, types of wine and colors.
The New York start-up called Public House is the perfect example of this and offers bags-in-boxes with modern packaging of Cabernet Sauvignon, for the red version, and Sauvignon blanc, for the white wine version. They also include glasses, enough to organize an unexpected tasting session. Founded in 2012, the small company, co-founded by an American-French, has met with great success.
The Can is no longer just for sodas
The Fabulous brand company and its AOC Corbières wine in a can before made a lot of talk during the launch last summer of its wine in cans Winestar on the French market.
If the product has remained more than confidential on the French market, the company is not at its first attempt since it is also the owner of the barokes brand of wine in cans, marketed in Asia.
In an article transcribed by the Nouvel Observateur during the launch of the product, if the sommelier Emmanuel Delmas seriously questioned the quality of the wine offered, he then assured that it did not have the slightest taste of metal.
The can, therefore, seems to have proved its worth when it comes to its qualities as a container, especially since associated with the right coatings, it can allow good conservation for wines that are tasted young. It remains for the winegrowers and the marketing specialists to propose a product adapted to the desires of the French?
Who knows, in the near future, the arrival of biodegradable cans or in any case, more respectful of the environment could give them their letters of nobility among wine lovers and winegrowers?
We remain convinced that these new modes of consumption are far from the charm of the traditional bottle and the characteristic noise of its cork stopper, but we admit, we would be very curious to test all these novelties to get a clearer opinion!