Introducing APÉRO - The world’s first nitrous oxide powered wine opener. So easy and effortless, you'll never want to open a bottle of wine any other way!
We have spent the past year developing this product and are excited to bring to you the APÉRO Wine Opener. Founded by two friends from Los Angeles and Paris, this project brings together two of their passions: Design and Wine.
We wanted to make sure that we get our product in your hands quickly and after one year of hard work on this project, we're finally ready for mass production.
The traditional wine opening process can be intimidating, often requiring a lot of strength and finesse. APÉRO is designed for anyone to use. No more struggling to yank corks out of bottles or worrying about hurting your hands in the process.
FAST AND EFFICIENT
With the press of a button, you can open any bottle of wine in a split second. No replacement of batteries, charging docks or AC wall adapters to deal with. APÉRO is powered by an 8g N2O charger that opens 40-50 bottles of wine. N2O adds absolutely no flavor or odor to your wine.
*Additional APÉRO N2O refill chargers available.
MINIMAL DESIGN & HIGH-QUALITY FEEL
APÉRO is not only simple to use, it also looks great in your home. Its minimal and sleek design is beautiful enough to be displayed prominently next to your wine collection.
Grab ahold of APÉRO and you'll immediately understand that it's a high-quality product that's built to last.
SIMPLE CORK REMOVAL
APÉRO features a simple spring-loaded retracting base for easy cork removal.
APÉRO's thin needle pierces the cork smoothly, eliminating the potential for broken corks.
No more dealing with annoying cork deposits in your wine. A pristine, undamaged cork can be re-used as a temporary cap for your wine.
APÉRO works by injecting nitrous oxide into the wine bottle right above the surface of the wine to push the cork out from inside. Your APÉRO wine opener comes packaged with two N2O chargers for plenty of uses – that’s approximately 80-100 bottles.
HOW TO USE APÉRO
1. Insert the nitrous oxide charger into the chamber.
2. Insert the needle through the cork.
3. Push the release button and let APÉRO pop up on its own.
- 1 x APÉRO Wine Opener
- 1 x APÉRO N2O Charger Chamber
- 2 x APÉRO N2O Chargers
- 1 x Foil Cutter Accessory
- 1 x User Guide
For the past year, we've been hard at work developing and perfecting APÉRO. We just successfully completed a test production run free of hiccups and we're ready to begin firing on all cylinders. This means all the development, prototyping, and trial & error is out of the way. We're ready and excited for you to experience APÉRO and think it's a product you'll be proud to own.
"Being from France, wine has always been part of my life. The name APÉRO actually comes from the French word "apéritif," which is a gathering of friends and family for drinks and appetizers - it is always a good time. That is why it was perfect for our product to be named after this." - Guillaume Acier
"I believe good product design stretches beyond the marriage of design and functionality. It’s also about the way a product makes you feel when you use it. Materials, weight, tactile feel and sound come together in APÉRO to create a wine opening experience that is extremely satisfying." - James Lai
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Risks and challenges
Production Delays - We are working with extremely experienced machining and finishing suppliers that are used to handling quantities well over the amount that are typical for Kickstarter which means that there is little risk of a bottleneck in production. Though it is unlikely, delays can still happen, which can create unanticipated setbacks. In the highly unlikely scenario that anything like this should arise, we promise communication and transparency as our top priority. You will be kept updated and involved in the process of your backed APÉRO, until it makes its way to your door.
Maintaining Consistent Quality - As mentioned above, the production factory we are working with are highly skilled specialists, producing professional quality metal and aluminum goods and fixtures. Just like us, they have a high sense of quality control. Together we have implemented separate quality control procedures at every manufacturing step, ensuring very low defect rates.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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