Can a Gadget 'Age' Wine?

Inventors claim the gadget can age wine in just minutes

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Participants in a blind taste test said the Wine Wizard improved both aroma and flavor in red wines.

There are all too many wine gadgets on the market, and now there's another to add to the list: a gadget that can "age" wine in just minutes. reports on the Wine Wizard, which "uses electro-magnetic and acoustic waves to increase the wine’s pH, reducing acidity and sulphite levels in a process that lasts 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the degree of ‘maturation’ required — light, medium, or maximum." Yeah, did you catch all that? But apparently the Wine Wizard can "reduce the acidity" and "mellow" the taste of a wine, of which testers have said they wholeheartedly approve. After 150 blind tests, 97 percent of "amateur wine drinker" participants said they detected an improvement in flavor in red wine, and 90 percent said they detected an improvement in aroma. About 85 percent of participants said the Wine Wizard improved a white wine.

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It should be noted that the wines tested were between $6 to $12, so you know, the placebo effect? Nontheless, the inventors believe the Wine Wizard could be on sale in the US as early as the end of the year.