A cylindrical container that shoots high frequency sonar waves on the bottle of wine, that in 15 minutes seems to be years older. Genial or useless discovery?
Seen for you by Donatella Cinelli Colombini
This device was invented by the American Michael Coyne and will be on sale from June 2015 at 199$. The Sonic Decanter besotted the entire world of wine, who is uncertain whether to judge it the discovery of the century or yet another unnecessary hoax that might even be harmful for your health. There are those like Luciano Ferraro, who turned their noses up, for example with his article <<Decanter with sonar waves, how to ruin a wine>> and those like Drinks business who show more faith and seem to accept Coyne’s version. <<Sonic decanter betters the taste of wines adding flavour>>.
The procedure is very simple: the uncorked bottle is placed inside the cylinder where some water was previously poured. After 15 minutes the youngish wine produced just months before resembles something produced years before. Markets such as the Canadian or UK where old bottles are preferred might allow for considerable gains, especially in restaurants, transforming low priced wines into bottles that can be marked up on the bill. In truth the UK press have written loads about the Sonic Decanter and in so demonstrating an effective interest. The reasons for doubting this contraption are two: firstly the unnatural interaction of the molecular and chemical structure of the wine and secondly the possible deceit for the
clients that are less competent. The truth is that the Sonic Decanter goes the opposite direction to the naturalness and typicality the most part of good producers all over the world aspire to and in this sense it is a bit strange to see Michael Coyne using his sonic decanter standing in front of a poster of Perrier Jouet Champagne, that made of excellent vineyards and respect of tradition its strengths.