Presented at WebSummit in Lisbon: the first Smart Wine Platform that allows you to taste the best wines directly at home, anytime you so desire.
LISBON, November 5th, 2018 – Albicchiere premiers the very first Smart Wine Dispenser that is able to serve an excellent glass of wine as if it were just opened, and at the exact IOT serving temperature, able to network with the home’s appliances.
Finally we can pair the best wine to each dish just as they do in the top restaurants, without having to worry about wasting bottles that have been opened by not yet finished. The Albicchiere preservation system uses Smart Bags patented to lengthen the conservation time of open wine up to six months without having to use inert gases or costly dispensing systems. Each glass that is served will cost only the price of the wine and there will be no further maintenance costs due to refills or needles that need to be replaced.
Once the chosen wine is added to the Dispenser it automatically identifies the organoleptic characteristics and brings the wine to the best serving temperature so that the wine emanates those notes and flavors that the winemaker intended to create. What if you’d like to select a different wine? It’s very easy. Changing the Smart Bag takes a few seconds and you need not wash the dispenser. Most importantly it can be done an infinite number of times because the container will not be perforated or ruined.
Just imagine that you are in the car driving home from work and you are planning your evening in front of the fireplace. Albicchiere connects to your to home automation system so you can have your wine ready as soon as you walk in the door. In addition, via the connection to voice assistant systems such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple’s Siri, Albicchiere allows you to choose the right wine for your dinner with friends and, if it is not in your cellar, to buy it directly from dedicated online shops.
Oh yes, because the revolution of Albicchiere is that it redefines wine logistics, thanks to its patented packaging that reduces the transportation weight by 0.5 kg for the equivalent of a 0.75 litre bottle, therefore reducing transportation costs and also reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere by 40%. But there’s more. Smart Bags are equipped with an active Tag able to record temperature changes and any shaking that could be harmful to the wine, storing the information in a non-counterfeit dedicated blockchain. Just imagine browsing the store shelves and knowing if the wine you are buying has already deteriorated simply by scanning the tag with the dedicated app. Finally you will not have to say, “Smells corky!”
And if you love lunch in the garden or if you enjoy your favourite wine under a tree or even on a boat in the middle of the sea, the Albicchiere battery pack will become your favourite travel companion.
INFORMATION ABOUT ALBICCHIERE
Albicchiere is an Italian start-up company based in Umbria, halfway between the best Chianti and Sagrantino wineries. Albicchiere’s mission is to allow you to get to know and taste wines at their best conditions, even when drinking just a single glass, and whenever you want. It is aimed both at final consumers but also at businesses such as restaurants; that will be able to offer entire wine list by the glass thereby increasing profits; hotels, airlines and transportation companies where managing glass is an issue. Moreover, thanks to the complex system of traceability of consumption, the wineries will be able to market their products with more precision, allowing them to have more accurate knowledge of their end users.
Albicchiere has the advantage of allowing for both traditional bottles and Smart Bags in order to be able to have any still wine you desire always on hand and available.
Enjoy your favorite wine. Anytime.
Founder @ Albicchiere