Capitalizing on the personalization and customization that has emerged in the beverage industry, research and development firm Cambridge Consultants has created Vinfusion: a robot that creates custom wine blends based on input from consumers.
Though master wineries likely consider the task of creating wine as an art, there is no doubt that a healthy amount of science is involved. Though Vinfusion may lack a certainly indefinable artistry, it goes all in for the science of wine.
The researchers at Cambridge Consultants analyzed the chemical compositions of many different wines from around the world. Breaking these down into four essential flavor categories, the Vinfusion can thus combine these formulae in a variety of ways to deliver personal wines based on consumer tastes.