Hello, my name is D-Vine, your sommelier for life

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    Singapore is the first country in Asia to sell the D-Vine wine dispenser

    We are not referring to the lady in the picture above or a human sommelier of course. D-Vine, a dispenser that serves your wine with perfect aeration and temperature wants you to enjoy your wine by taking the guess work out of the picture.

    Calling it a new revolution in wine technology, the team behind D-vine have created a machine that is simple to use and understated in a bid to improve the way you enjoy and interact with wine. “The idea of D-vine grew from my frustrations in getting a glass of good wine with the perfect oxygenation and temperature when I needed it”, said Thibaut Jarrousse, CEO of 10-Vins. “Our objective is pure and simple: everyone deserves a glass of perfect wine – whenever they want it,” he adds. Now, that is a statement we can all agree to.

    There is a caveat, in order to achieve that perfect glass of wine in a minute, you need to order the wine from the company. That means, although the wine is perfect when served through D-Vine, it is not any wine you want. You have to order flacons, a test-tube like container that dispense 100ml of wine from their still budding wine list.

    The reason is because D-Vine works with a RFID tag affixed to the flacons. When you insert a flacon into the machine, a sensor detects whether it is a red or white wine before dispensing the wine with the right temperature. The RFID tag serves another purpose. Tapping it with a NFC-enabled smart phone will give you details about the wine you are drinking, hopefully making you a wine connoisseur in no time. Although we have no problem finishing a bottle of wine, D-Vine is useful when you only want a night cap or a reward for a hard day’s work.

    How D-Vine selects its wine

    All wines in D-Vine’s wine list goes through tasting and selection by D-Vine’s selection committee, which includes their in-house oenologist Beatrice Dominé, who meets with winegrowers regularly. Beatrice, who is also a restaurant owner herself also gives recommendations for food pairings with the wines through D-Vine’s website. According to D-Vine, the committee is committed to source the best wines from around the world and offer it to Singaporean and other owners of the machine.

    D-Vine flacons
    D-Vine works only with these flacons

    D-Vine wine list

    No Wine Vintage Tasting notes Region Winery
    1 Brouilly “La Roche” 2014 Raspberry, currant, pepper Beaujolais Domaine des Cadoles
    2 Côtes de bourg 2010 Full-bodied,
    black fruits
    Bordeaux ChâteauLe Clos du Notaire
    3 Bordeaux Supérieur “Cuvée Raphaël” 2010 Blackcurrant, liquorice, cedar Bordeaux Château de Parenchère
    4 Médoc 2010 Raspberry, cherry Bordeaux Château Hourbanon
    5 Pomerol 2013 Undergrowth, candied blackberries Bordeaux La Rose Figeac
    6 St Julien Grand Cru Classé 2012 Blackcurrant,
    Bordeaux Château Beychevelle
    7 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru “Les Perrières” 2010 Fruity Bourgogne Domaine Muzard
    8 Saint Chinian “Vieilles Vignes” 2012 Liquorice, caramel Languedoc Roussillon Domaine Belles Courbes
    9 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueuil “Vau Jaumier” 2012 Cherry, strawberry Loire Domaine de la Cotelleraie
    10 Bandol rouge 2012 Candied citrus fruit, spices Provence Domaine de la Suffrène
    11 Châteauneuf du Pape 2011 Cocoa, kirsch Rhone Domaine de la Graveirette
    12 Côte Rôtie 2013 Raspberry, peppery Rhone Domaine Stéphane Pichat
    13 Saint Joseph 2013 Black cherries, blueberries and peppery aromas Rhone Domaine Laurent Habrard
    14 Cahors 2011 Morello cherry, bay laurel, black olive Sud Ouest Château du Cèdre
    1 Gewurztraminer Grand Cru “Kessler” Vendanges Tardives 2011 Lychees, ripe pears and
    Alsace Domaine Dirler-Cadé
    2 Riesling Grand Cru “Saering” 2011 Mineral and lemony Alsace Domaine Dirler-Cadé
    3 Sauternes Grand Cru Classé 2012 Honey and candied apple Bordeaux Château de Malle
    4 Coteaux du Layon 2014 Fruity Loire Château Soucherie
    5 Muscadet “Prestige” 2012 Floral, fruity Loire Domaine Bruno Cormerais
    6 Savennières Roche aux Moines 2010 Pear, soft spice Loire Domaine FL
    7 Hermitage 2013 2013 Spices, blackberries Rhone Domaine Laurent Habrard
    1 Rosé Côte de Provence 2015 Exotic fruits, peach Provence Domaine de l’Anticaille – Miss Vicky Wine

    Singapore is the first country in Asia selling the D-Vine dispenser, and only 50 units will be available for sale before 2017. The D-Vine dispenser is really a luxury item, one that you can impress your dinner guests with for S$1,790. For now, we feel that the wine dispenser fits more into the bedroom or a luxury hotel rather than your HDB kitchen. Even if you are willing to fork out that sum, you will also have to order the wine flacons that cost between S$9 to S$39. But for now, the future seems bright for the young company as wine drinkers in the region continues to grow in the region. If 10-Vins can create more affordable mini D-Vine, there might be a chance of becoming the “Nespresso” of the wine industry.

    For more information on the dispenser, visit www.dvine.com.sg.