Instant Wine Aerator
French tech start-up Aveine has developed a digital, smartphone-connected wine aerator that instantly aerates the wine to the user's liking when poured from the bottle.
The spout, which fits over the top of the wine bottle, works by pushing a controlled amount of air through the wine as it's poured, regulating how much air touches the liquid's surface. This produces the same chemical reaction normally achieved by slowly decanting.
The aerator allows the consumer to select up to 24 hours of equivalent decanting time via a digital display, and shows the wine temperature. Consumers can also scan the wine label using a corresponding app to receive a suggested aeration time for the specific variety and vintage.
The Aveine Aerator will launch in March 2018 and cost $200.
It's the latest in a host of innovative product launches for enthusiastic but time-poor at-home foodies, as discussed in-depth in our report Activating At-Home Foodies – part of our Kitchen of the Future Industry Trend.
See also Fluid Flavours, Reframing Wine and Alcohol Trends 2017 for a wider look at developments shaping the beverage space, as well as Wine-Preserving Decanter and Letterbox-Friendly Wine Packaging for other recent innovations.