Coal into diamonds. Straw into gold. Water to wine?
That last transformation? That one you may soon be able to achieve. Meet The Miracle Machine.
Born from the minds of wine industry veterans Kevin Boyer and Philip James, The Miracle Machine, a soon-to-be Kickstarter project, promises to turn water and a few other ingredients into wine in just three days.
The Miracle Machine works with your smartphone through an app, which controls and guides you through the winemaking process. You choose the type of wine you want to make, and the app details the ingredients (grape concentrate, yeast, etc.) you need, which you can buy from the Miracle Machine website and Amazon, once the company has launched. The app also alerts you once your wine is complete.
Of course you're wondering how this all works. The Miracle Machine's fermentation chamber houses components connected to an Arduino microcontroller to process the ingredients. The technology within the chamber uses electrical sensors, transducers, heaters and pumps to provide a controlled environment for the primary and, as needed, secondary fermentation stages, according to the website.
The company also plans on creating a monthly "wine" club. Member will receive several kits, enough to make a bottle of wine a week, for under $10 per month.
The six available wine types are a Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay from Napa Valley, a Pinot Noir from Oregon, an Tuscan blend from Italy, Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma, and a red and a white from Burgundy. The company plans to add five to 10 more over the next three months.
If you'd like to know when the Kickstarter campaign starts, go to The Miracle Machine website and type in your email for an alert.