I’m starting a new day job shortly that will move me into the consumer technology space, so with the 2018 Consumer Electronic Show making headlines in Las Vegas this week, it had me thinking: What kind of crazy wine gadgets are being touted and might be entering the market?
As many wine experts have expressed (for example, see this interview I did with with Jon Bonné about his new book, “The New Wine Rules”), these fancy tools aren’t necessarily helpful to your wine and are often more show than function.
But that doesn’t make me stop wondering! So, here are a few of the gadgets I found on a google search of wine and CES 2018:
* This modular wine shelving for your cellar: Caveasy One (via AndroidHeadlines).
* This new aerator for your wine bottle: Aveine (via The Verge).
* And there’s now a connected (automated) version of the Coravin (via CNET).
(For those following this topic more closely, did I miss anything?)
Does anyone really need new technology for a product that has been produced and enjoyed for centuries upon centuries? Probably not. But it’s still fun to think about and any time wine can enter a wider conversation in the world, it gives us some fun teachable moments.