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02.19.2006

The Winemaking Revenge of The Pod People

provinapod.jpgI like to keep up on the latest bizarre technologies out there for wine lovers, and was therefore pleased as pod...er..punch to have Tom over at Fermentation point out The Wine Pod. Apparently home winemaking is a big enough business (or these people think it will be) to create what amounts to basically the winemaking equivalent of those fancy automatic breadmakers:

"Just add all the ingredients, set the timer and wake up in the morning to smell of freshly baked bread."

While I don't think these guys have figured out how to make wine overnight, they seem to have a whole wiz-bang set of software and wireless monitoring, etc. etc. to turn the whole winemaking process into something as simple as operating a microwave.

All for just $2000. Now if their industrial designer had just looked somewhere else besides the Alien movies for design inspiration...

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