The Wine Pod Cometh

Provina
It’s no secret that a huge number of visitors to wine country come away with the idea in their head of how great it would be to make their own wine. Some have visions of owning a winery on Highway 29 in Napa. But most just want to take a shot at bottling their own wine.

For these types there is a pretty large industry that caters to home winemakers. However, the learning curve can be pretty steep. Plus, there’s all that equipment to buy.

It’s these issues that attracted me to a new product coming to market that makes it easier to learn how to make wine and to actually produce the stuff. It’s called the "Wine Pod" from Pro Vina.

The Wine Pod appears to be a blend of high technology applied to home winemaking efforts. The cool looking pod allows the home winemaker to cold soak, crush, and press grapes, ferment them and age the wine. Yet, the pod has a built in wireless network that can hook into your computer where you load the Pro Vina software.

Here’s where things get damn cool. The software allows you to monitor the pace of your winemaking efforts while it teaches you the process. But wait, there’s more. Built into the software are instructions or "recipes" for producing particular styles of wine. Want your Cab big, fat and fruity? Want your Pinot delicate and silky? How about Chardonnay with a crisp, no-oak character. The Pro Vina software offers instruction on how to achieve this style of wine.

A limited number of Pro Vina units will be produced in 2006 with production ramped up significantly in 2007. Customers are currently E-MAILING the company to get on a waiting list. The estimated cost for a unit is around $2000.00. You can make the equivalent of 5-6 cases of wine in each batch.

The Wine Pod system includes:


• 100 liter tank. About 6 cases of wine per ferment
• Wireless control and monitoring from anywhere
• Whisper quiet temperature control
• Cold soaking
• Ferment at automatically controlled temperatures
• In-situ brix (sugar by weight %), temperature and pH sensors
• Extremely gentle automatic 2-ton melior style press
• Submerged cap-management capable
• Oxygen-free controlled atmosphere
• Winemaking software included
• Color LCD screen with multi-point calibration
• Choice of metallic or wood WinePod tank finishes
• Choice of stone and tile pedestal finishes
• Optional 25 and 50 liter Hungarian, French or American Oak barrel, light to heavy toast

This appears to be a technological improvement in the world of home winemaking. But more important, it delivers accessibility to home winemaking, and this is what I like about the Wine Pod. This is not to say that winemaking is a push-button operation. There’s an art to all this, clearly. But I’ll say again, whenever you can make a seemingly complex operation easier to get at, when you can make it less expensive and when you can provide a vehicle for education while offering a good deal of fun, I think you are offering something very cool.

It will be interesting to see how this type of product does when it is in mass distribution. However, it strikes me that the Wine Pod is one more way by which wine is being mainstreamed in the American Culture. This is a good thing.

Tags:


84 Responses

  1. weekendwino - February 17, 2006

    Wow. That is pretty cool! I guess I better get on the waiting list. It sounds like a fairly inexpensive way for us home winemakers to take it to the next level.

  2. Chico_Tilly - February 19, 2006

    This thing is genius!!!! What a novel idea. I would pay $5k for this…. Can’t wait to get mine!!!

  3. Iris - February 20, 2006

    Very interesting – they say on their web page, that you don’t have to live in a wine-region or near a winemaker – I’m just not quite sure, whether you still need any grapes…

  4. Iris - February 20, 2006

    sorry, didn’t look far enough – yes, they even ship the grapes.
    But seriously, I agree with you Tom, that it might be a good idea to “sensibilise” modern people to wine by its fun character.

  5. Geri - February 20, 2006

    It could be interesting to watch the results from buyers, and how good wine an “amateur” can produce. It’s also interesting what “level of freedom” this technology allows, and how many decision points are there in the process, and to what level do they have effect on the end product.
    Anyhow, this thing could and will build a strong community around itself.

  6. Everything And Nothing - April 21, 2006

    Become a Virtual Vintner

    Ever dream of making the next great Napa cabernet? You can with WinePod! The WinePod is controlled by a wireless on-board computer. Pro Vina software teaches you how to make wine just like the pros do – cold soak,

  7. Stu - April 28, 2006

    What? This is one of those collaborative internet jokes – right? Come on – who the hell’s going to crush, ferment and press in their kitchen? Just imaging the mess and those great “musty” smells! And what fun racking across your living room, and bottling in the bath. Gee – can’t believe no one’s thought of this before…

  8. Tim - April 1, 2007

    I am a winemaker in a small botique winery, I have a masters in Oenology from the University of Adelaide in Australia. I cannot imagne the problems that these “winemakers” will expeience. I think this is going to be a much bigger problem and the headhaches are going to be numerous for the techincal support people. I suggest, Read a book, spend the $3,499 on tuition for intro classes at U.C. Davis, voulnteer at a winery, figure out what “winemaking” really involves. It is messy, dirty, challenging, and full of obsticles. “Gagdets” don’t make great wine, good grapes, and a knowledge of the process is what makes great wine. A person could have a very nice set up, and produce great wine for a fraction of the cost of this thing.

  9. tony - July 1, 2007

    The Wine Pod Cometh thanks for this aritcle i want that software to make my own wine making

  10. tony - July 1, 2007

    The Wine Pod Cometh great article about home making wine i want to get this software for making my own wine tell me more about that

  11. jackee - July 1, 2007

    i have a small industry of wine maker i buy your software The Wine Pod Cometh in its become tasty wines thanks for that

  12. leo - August 15, 2007

    mostly time I found blog but I naver gain lots of information but this blog have lots of important information abt this and I got lots of imformation on it . Thanks

  13. leo - August 17, 2007

    mostly time I found blog but I naver gain lots of information but this blog have lots of important information abt this and I got lots of imformation on it . Thanks http://sdating,net

  14. penis enlargement - August 18, 2007

    penis enlargement products reviews like vigrx, magnarx, natural gain plus, sizomax, vp-rx, penis enlargement extenders, devices and penis enlargement pumps that enlarge penis size naturally up 3-4 inch in a month. http://www.gordoniihoodia.net

  15. penisa - August 21, 2007

    Most of the time blogs don’t carry alot of information and just made for time pass. But I think your blog is the one where I have learned many things with your practicles and experiences. Thanks

  16. penis enlargement - August 25, 2007

    I am Very thank full the owner of this blog. Becouse of this blog is very imformative for me.. And I ask u some thiing You make more this type blog where we can get more knowledge. http://www.penisenlargementz.com

  17. penis enlargement - September 18, 2007

    There are numbers of pills in the market but natural and real is always best so let me take you to American largest Online natural herbal remedies store where you can get best ways to enlarge your penis size with penis enlargement pills, patches, devices, extenders, videos, excercise, methods, techniques and much much more.
    http://www.gordoniihoodia.net

  18. penisa - October 25, 2007

    Ahaaan so you think is this really happened I can’t belive this. Post some more facts, I am intrested in knowing more about this.
    http://www.penisenlargementl.com

  19. Penis Enlargement - December 5, 2007

    I am Very thank full the owner of this blog. Becouse of this blog is very imformative for me.. And I ask u some thiing You make more this type blog where we can get more knowledge. http://www.penisenlargementz.com

  20. www.r10.net küresel ısınmaya hayır seo yarışması - December 22, 2007

    I am Very thank full the owner of this blog. Becouse of this blog is very imformative for me.. And I ask u some thiing You make more this type blog where we can get more knowledge. http://www.cesurturk.org/

  21. www.r10.net küresel ısınmaya hayır seo yarışması - December 28, 2007

    I am Very thank full the owner of this blog. Becouse of this blog is very imformative for me.. And I ask u some thiing You make more this type blog where we can get more knowledge.
    thanks you very high work..
    http://www.saboces.gen.tr

  22. Penis Enlargement - January 1, 2008

    I am Very thank full the owner of this blog. Becouse of this blog is very imformative for me.. And I ask u some thiing You make more this type blog where we can get more knowledge. http://www.penisenlargementz.com ..

  23. mirc - January 7, 2008

    thanks best regards

  24. güzel sözler - January 16, 2008

    thanks a lot

  25. Penis Enlargement - January 18, 2008

    Penis enlargement productz, Natural herbal productz store for penis enlargement,Which increase
    your size 4-6 inches, Double the size Double the fun.(Yes No Pain ALL Gain) And more products
    like weight loss, male enhancement, skin care, acne solutions, breast enlargement, hairLoss for
    men and women , multi Vitamin for men and women, optimum Diabetics, eazol Pain Relief , stretch
    mark prevention, revitol skin brightener, revitol hair removal cream, revitol anti-aging
    solution. http://www.naturalherbalproductz.com

  26. e-okul - January 25, 2008

    thanks oyu nice.

  27. penis enlargement - January 28, 2008

    I enjoyed to be at here because one of my point has been cleared here.
    Blogs are becoming the main source of knowing about things certainty,its
    importance,idolizing,either in a marketing way that one can differentiate.
    http://www.naturalherbalproduct.com

  28. Penis Enlargement - February 4, 2008

    There are many penis enlargement methods on the net today. But which of them work fine? Acceptable penis enlargement methods are penis exercises, penis devices, penis patches and penis pills. See the best penis enlargement methods & penis pumps and penis creams.
    http://ultra-herbals.ze.cx

  29. penis enlargement - February 6, 2008

    I am seriously feeling my pleasure to share my life experiences among the
    world best genius thinking personality about blogs and spams!!! http://www.naturalherbalproductz.com

  30. youtube - February 13, 2008

    thank you very nice

  31. Can - March 4, 2008

    this blog is very imformative for me.

  32. Emergency Cash - March 22, 2008

    If you need emergency cash, this is a great resource

  33. penis enlargement - April 9, 2008

    health and medical news and information on health care drugs and medicines for healthy living and better life. http://www.naturalherbalz.com

  34. Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu - April 20, 2008

    thanks for this
    http://kurtlar-vadisi-pusu-com.blogspot.com/

  35. cep program - May 6, 2008

    thank you nice sharing

  36. cep program - May 6, 2008

    http://www.maswey.blogspot.com
    thank you

  37. Penis enlargement - May 6, 2008

    All Kind of herbal Products hair loss , weight loss , penis enlargement and many more are available here at the cheapest price which you guys can only dream to have , and yes these all products are approved by American labs ..
    Regards
    Venessa
    http://www.penisenlargementu.com
    Just the best .. 😉

  38. film indir - May 7, 2008

    thanks

  39. Breast Enlargement Pills - May 8, 2008

    More perfect breasts in days.
    http://www.skincarefairy.com/breast-enlargement.html

  40. Vigrx Plus - May 24, 2008

    well i m very thanks full this blog owner i get lots of info form here .
    http://www.imeem.com/vigrx-plus

  41. penis enlargement - June 6, 2008

    This comment only for the blog owner i just want to thanks this guy. becoz of i get lots of information form it.

  42. atv euro 2008 şifre - June 15, 2008

    thank you

  43. Vigrx Plus - June 19, 2008

    I would like to say you all some this. This type of blogs is very informative but some guys miss use it just like thay divert the topic and I don’t like this . http://www.penisenlargementy.com

  44. penis enlargement - June 20, 2008

    This comment only for the blog owner i just want to thanks this guy. becoz of i get lots of information form it.

  45. herbal products - June 22, 2008

    Home to natural, safe and extremely effective herbal supplements and alternative medicines and therapies.
    http://www.naturalherbalproducts.co.cc/

  46. penis enlargement - August 21, 2008

    Penis enlargement products, American Most Trustworthy Natural herbal product store for penis enlargement,Which increase your size 4-6 inches, Double the size Double the fun.(Yes No Pain ALL Gain) And more productslike weight loss, male enhancement, skin care, acne solutions, breast enlargement, hairLoss for men and women , multi Vitamin for men and women, optimum Diabetics, eazol Pain Relief , stretch mark prevention, revitol skin brightener, revitol hair removal cream, revitol anti-aging solution.This blog is very informative and thanks for the updates and the blog colour and desiging is very beautiful after seeing this u must be a creative man
    http://www.naturalherbalproduct.com

  47. Acomplia - September 9, 2008

    Rimonabant is an anorectic anti-obesity drug. It is a CB1 cannabinoid receptor antagonist. Rimonabant has been found to stop food craving enough to help people lose weightThis is a non-control weight loss solution that in one study helped people who were overweight drop an average of 20 pounds. available at http://www.penisenlargementv.com/acomplia.html
    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/buyacomplia/

  48. Filipinler uçak bileti - September 19, 2008

    thanks for the post

  49. penis enlargement - October 20, 2008

    Penis enlargement products health and medical news and information on health care drugs and medicines for healthy living and better life. http://www.naturalherbalproduct.com

  50. mirc - December 1, 2008

    thanks very god

  51. mirc indir - December 1, 2008

    THanks you very much

  52. sohbet - December 1, 2008

    thank you

  53. film indir - December 1, 2008

    thanks best regards

  54. mirc - December 1, 2008

    thank you very muchh

  55. mirc indir - December 1, 2008

    thankss good

  56. penis enlargement - December 21, 2008

    I enjoyed to be at here because one of my point has been cleared here.
    Blogs are becoming the main source of knowing about things certainty,its
    importance,idolizing,either in a marketing way that one can differentiate.
    http://www.naturalherbalproduct.com

  57. penis enlargement - December 23, 2008

    100% Penis Enlargement is possible by Pills like VigRX Plus , Magna RX , Natural Gain Plus , Prosolution Pills And Devices Like SizeGenetics & Proxtender are only available at http://www.penisenlargementv.com

  58. Denizli Web Tasarım - December 25, 2008

    thank you very muchh
    thank you very muchh

  59. dış cephe - January 21, 2009

    Thanks a lot.

  60. Vigrx plus - February 7, 2009

    Truth is something that we hear a lot about, but when it comes to things like erectile problems and issues with sex, it seems that the waters can sometimes get quite muddied. If you find that you are a man who is having problems performing, it is easy to think that you are the only one who is affected by it, even when this is nothing close to the truth! If you are in a situation where you are trying to move forward and enjoy your sex life again, you’ll find that you need to think about the solutions that VigRX Plus can provide you with, and you also need to know the truth about this new miracle supplement.

  61. mirc - March 2, 2009

    It’s very good article. Great site with very good look and perfect information..
    thanks.

  62. mırc - March 2, 2009

    thanks youu good site

  63. Penis Enlargement Pills - March 24, 2009

    Penis enlargement pills have been available for many decades now but due to the nature of the supplement and the reason for wanting them they are not very high profile in the mainstream media. The penis is still considered taboo and what male would freely engage in conversation about the need for them.

  64. kinohere - April 14, 2009

    There’s No One as Irish as Barack O’Bamfuturama into the wild green yonder , [URL=http://getright.invisionzone.com/index.php?showuser=6332%5Dfuturama into the wild green yonder[/URL] , http://getright.invisionzone.com/index.php?showuser=6332 futurama into the wild green yonder ,
    a!,

  65. tuberdre - April 25, 2009

    Exploding whale!, sex with animal tube video , [URL=http://www.iphonedevsdk.com/forum/members/sexwithanimaltube.html%5Dsex with animal tube video[/URL] , http://www.iphonedevsdk.com/forum/members/sexwithanimaltube.html sex with animal tube video ,
    asian girl sex , [URL=http://www.2checkout.com/community/?profile=asiangirlsex%5Dasian girl sex[/URL] , http://www.2checkout.com/community/?profile=asiangirlsex asian girl sex ,

  66. Breast Enlargement - June 9, 2009

    I think it’s a nice way to share experience about health tips and information, so it would be helpful for others who are looking for some information about their issues.

  67. Alicia Rhodes - July 8, 2009

    Alicia Rhodes

  68. Ava Vincent - July 8, 2009

    Ava Vincent

  69. Mya Lovely - July 8, 2009

    Mya Lovely

  70. Jasmine Byrne - July 8, 2009

    Jasmine Byrne

  71. Acomplia - July 22, 2009

    This is gonna huge, i just cant belive it that i am standing at a great blog of my life, i am really glad to have my comment here in very decent topic. thanks to webmaster.

  72. seks - July 24, 2009

    Can I put this essay to my general content site?
    Thank you so much.

  73. pakistan - July 26, 2009

    Penis size always concern to men’s every where in every culture. In most cultures a large penis is considered the sign of virility, stamina and power. An average penis size is 5.2-6 inches. In this age of modern science various penis enlargement techniques offer penis enlargement for men. Natural Penis Enlargement

  74. Acomplia - July 26, 2009

    This is gonna huge, i just cant belive it that i am standing at a great blog of my life, i am really glad to have my comment here in very decent topic. thanks to webmaster.

  75. Acomplia - July 27, 2009

    This is gonna huge, i just cant belive it that i am standing at a great blog of my life, i am really glad to have my comment here in very decent topic. thanks to webmaster.

  76. seks - July 30, 2009

    Thank you for essay.
    Can I put this essay to my general essay site?
    Thank you again.

  77. penis enhancement - August 4, 2009

    This is one of the best blog, i have ever seen in my life, really impressive work by webmatser, i must wanna share my views about this posting, that very low rang of people talk about this in public forum so hats off to blogger. thnx.

  78. journal news articles - August 18, 2009

    Hello,thanks for essay.
    i will add the essay to my news site. cana i?
    thank you again sir…

  79. youtube videos - September 6, 2009

    Nice site! Thank you!…

  80. canlı maç izle - September 18, 2009

    it’s really good idea. thanks for this.

  81. stretch mark removal - December 2, 2009

    Darn, wish it wasn’t so expensive. Guess I will stick to buying cases of Barefoot at BevMo 🙁

  82. Herbal Supplements - December 14, 2009

    More & more people know that blog are good for every one where we get lots of information any topics !!!

  83. new baby monitors 2014 - July 22, 2014

    What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable experience
    regarding unexpected feelings.

  84. Tommy Mark - July 20, 2021

    DR AZIBA HERBAL MEDICINE is the natural male support formula designed to take your sexual performance to another level. This is the formula designed to combat against all sexual complications and erectile dysfunction. The supplement promotes healthy production of testosterone hormone in body that increases sexual desires and endurance, while helping you to perform harder and longer on bed. It reduces the fatigue levels and sexual decline caused due to aging and optimizes the sexual drives and arousal levels for peak performance on bed.
    DR AZIBA HERBS even focuses on increasing your circulation of blood across penile chambers. This increment in the circulation widens the blood vessels for increased holding capacity and this treats the root cause of ED in males. It reduces your fatigue levels and allows you to last longer with intense orgasms and better sexual drives. It also maximizes your sexual climax by allowing you to hold your ejaculation longer when performing on bed. Get in contact with DR AZIBA via Email: [email protected] And WhatsApp him directly on +2348100368288


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*