Biblical legend has it that Jesus once turned water into wine. Now, two mere mortals claim they can do the same, with a device they’ve created called the Miracle Machine.
Developed by wine expert Ken Boyer and aptly named entrepreneur Phillip Vine, the urn-like device can reportedly turn water, grape concentrate, yeast and a finishing powder (for barrel-aged flavor) into wine in three days. The table top appliance is also controlled by a mobile app that guides users through the process and helps them distinguish the correct wine for their palate.
The duo are tight-lipped about the Miracle Machine’s fermentation techniques, but they do say it involves “an array of electrical sensors, transducers, heaters and pumps.” They added:
To me, that language sounds like one of Reggie Watts’ TED talks, but I’ll give Boyer and Vine the benefit of the doubt.
It’s estimated that for only $2 in ingredient packets, the Miracle Machine can produce a bottle of wine that tastes like a $20 bottle. Boyer and Vine are ramping up a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter campaign. If funded and it goes to market, the Miracle Machine is expected to retail for $499.
While I want to believe in miracles, you now what they say about things that seem too good to be true. And somewhere, after hearing about the Miracle Machine, a vintner or winery owner is blowing a gasket at the thought of their craft essentially being reduced to making Kool-Aid. Regardless, uncork, have a sip and decide for yourself with the following video.
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