Turning water into wine, arguably one of the most impressive miracles ever performed, arguably something that was never actually perfumed, and now, something that two friends believe they can do in just three days.
The idea came after a discussion the pair were having about the story of Jesus’s miracle of taking water and turning it into wine. From here they began to research current technologies and say they realised that everything needed to make the miracle a reality was at their fingertips.
The Miracle Machine, on its most basic level, is a soda stream style gadget that combines water, a concentrated grape mix and yeast to make wine. Scratch below the surface and there’s some serious tech taking place.
Inside the chamber, the device is fitted with a range of electronic sensors, pumps and heaters that all work to create the perfect fermentation environment for producing wine. The device can monitor sugar levels inside the mix and has a built in air system that pumps filtered air to soften the tannins in the wine. There’s also something called an ultrasonic transducer that speeds up the development opt flavour inside the wine.
James told Business Insider that the finished product costs around $2 to make a bottle that is comparable to a $20 store bought bottle. The entrepreneurs are expected to launch a Kickstarter campaign soon to raise funds to bring the Miracle Machine to market. Wine flavours developed so far include a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir and a Tuscan red style blend.