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Proof of Concept
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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
About this project
Cellar management, recording automatically all bottle movements in and out.
Searching wines by name, by label, with filtering capabilities to reach all information such as grape variety, alcohol content, rating, name of producer.
Information on the optimum maturity of any wines.
Recording wine testing experience and managing your favorites, sharing your wine tasting experience with a community of wine lovers.
If we reach our campaign goal many other functionalities and improvements will be implemented in the app.
Android version of the app is currently developed and will be available before the delivery of the product.
The évoé wine companion reads an NFC chip discretely placed under the bottle, and sends the information to a mobile app connected with a professional wine database.
By professional database we mean that information is curated by professionals, not simply generated by users, thus providing the most reliable information. The database contains 300’000 different wines and gathers data on almost 1'000'000 different vintages.
The reading of the tag is confirmed by a light signal:
The bottle movement’s information is stored in the wine companion until it is downloaded via Bluetooth with the mobile device.
évoé can manage several cellars and allows to create sections in the cellars to easily retrieve any wine.
It manages bottles of different sizes individually or per box.
The wine companion runs on battery with sufficient autonomy between recharges, so that it can be used in the living room, in the kitchen or in the wine cellar, even if there is no electricity.
Our app is already available in 5 languages (English, Spanish, French, German and Italian) and more to come.
évoé is about sharing a common passion for the wine!!
Whether you are a fine connoisseur or a curious amateur, évoé is the solution you were looking for.
You do not need to possess a lot of bottles or a large wine cellar to enjoy the pleasure of a wine companion. Our solution is intended to:
Always keep track of your cellar content.
Select wines you will drink next meal even away from home based on criteria such as color, maturity, region and price.
Be informed when a wine becomes mature, or start to pick
Avoid forgetting old boxes of wines already picked
Get information on wines when you visit a store and be sure not to buy wines you already have in sufficient quantity!
Record your wine tasting experience in restaurants and parties outside home
Share your wine tasting experience with a community of wine lovers
The current technological suite was designed for wine lovers in a private environment, with the objective of operating either in cellar (even without electricity supply and no Internet connection) or in the kitchen and the living room.
Who better than three wine passionates to understand the motivations of every sommelier who lives inside us ? Optimize everyone’s wine cellar management system, drink each bottle at its optimal maturity, while learning on wine and sharing with friends, this is the new quest of évoé Wine Technology SA. Created in February 7th, 2013.
Originally developed as a product for professionals, the founders realized that a simple and automated wine cellar management would perfectly fit the needs of individuals as well.
Risks and challenges
With a fully developed solution, we see limited technical risks in the industrialization. We listed here below our potential risks:
1. Get the CE certification (EU) and the FFC certification in the US. We have selected pre-approved component to reduce risk and speed up process;
2. Select of material to obtain the desired smooth finish;
3. Manufacture and fine tune the mold for injection;
4. Design quality control along the supply chain.
On the app side, we still need to program the android version and modify the design for tablets, but this is a low risk task.
On the backend side, further work is needed to add more functionalities to the core product we already developed.
On the database side, continuous work is needed as more wines are created daily and we must include them in the database.
Not necessarily. The companion records bottle movements in and out of the cellar and keep the information until a Bluetooth connection is established with the mobile device. Then data is transferred to the mobile app.
This means however that you need to connect the companion to your mobile device from time to time to update the cellar.
No, If you prefer to store the wine in the box, you can tag the box itself, by selecting the appropriate box in the container module. Following options are available: box of 6 x 75cl, box of 12 x 75 cl and box of 6 x Magnums of 1,5 l. The easiest is to pass the tag on the companion before sticking it onto the box, preferably on the side that will remain visible.
If you want to scan the tag placed on the box, just move the companion on the tag and scan it.
The app will offer following options:
a) Remove the whole box out of the cellar
b) Open the box and tag individual bottles; If you select this option, you do not have to identify the wine again.
Yes you can. Just create additional cellars in the configuration menu and give a name to the different cellars. For instance “Home” and “wine cabinet” or “Home” and “cottage”. You must associate a wine companion with each cellar (available on evoe’s online shop). When you take a bottle out of one cellar and tap it on the companion in another cellar, the bottle is automatically entered in the second cellar and your stock is updated.
Yes. Just create sections in the configuration menu. Then select the appropriate section when you enter the wine in the cellar. You do not have to store the wine by colour or region anymore. Just place it in the next free space in the cellar and let your companion guide you when it comes to retrieving the wine. A routine will be available in the app to move wine form a section to another.