Tampa's hot tech startup, Faraday Inc, has pioneered an exciting concept for wine connoisseurs worldwide. Their amazing new product, the Volt, adds years worth of flavor to wine in just minutes. Using an electrochemical reaction to agitate the wine on a molecular level, the Volt creates an entirely new yet subtle flavor profile by mimicking the aging process. This is a must-have idea for busy wine lovers who want to enjoy a mature, flavorful wine without the wait.
The Volt is a genius concept, with a sleek, modern design. The Volt is pure science. Faraday's advanced custom circuitry creates a small electromagnetic field on your countertop creating a physiochemical reaction as it gently alters compounds that give your wine its taste, smell, and mouthfeel - a response that typically takes several years of expensive, climate-controlled care to achieve.
The practice of aging wine to enhance its aroma and flavors traces back to ancient Roman and Grecian society. Rome's most sought-after wine, Falernian, was highly valued for its ability to age for decades. Even the Bible mentions the desirability of fine aged wine in the Gospel of Luke. However, aged wines fell out of fashion for more than a millennium until vintners in the Mediterranean began developing stronger, fortified wines such as port, sherry, and Madeira for sea voyages. The higher alcohol content acted as a preservative enabling wine to survive.
These wines improve with age and are perfect for the Volt. Note: It takes only ten minutes to properly age these wines with the Volt and the product retails at $90.
- Pinot Noir
Faraday, Inc. and the innovative Volt concept were inspired by the work of Michael Faraday, an influential English scientist of the 18th & 19th century. Faraday vastly advanced the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. Faraday later influenced Nikola Tesla as he discovered the principles behind the first two laws of electrochemistry laying the groundwork for the development of electric power as we know it today. Faraday, Inc. was named after this celebrated chemist & physicist and utilizes his science to revolutionize the enjoyment of wine.
Clyde Snodgrass, Faraday, Inc.'s CEO, is at the forefront of innovative concept development with big plans for the Volt - plans including expansion of this technology into a range of commercial applications including the creation of their own wine label.
In a recent interview, Mr. Snodgrass stated, "Historically, the wine industry has proceeded with caution towards improvements to one of the world's most protected and traditional fields, but we look forward to the challenge of enhancing the way the world enjoys wine."
Faraday, Inc. is part of Tampa Bay WaVE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to connecting high-growth startups with resources and capital to foster a local economy driven by innovation.
In the next few months, Faraday will launch a much-anticipated Kickstarter campaign to bring this incredible new product to consumers. Backers will enjoy an enhanced wine drinking experience with their very own Volt.
As a budding oenologist, I'm incredibly excited about the possibilities offered by the Volt - we may even be able to recreate flavors enjoyed by Roman emperors and French kings hundreds of years ago! The possibilities are endless.
For more information on the Volt and how it will revolutionize your wine, click over to the Faraday, Inc. business page and tap the website button. Register on 813area to stay on top of everything local from things to do in Tampa to Tampa events, restaurants, business and more, we've got you covered! (Photos and video courtesy Faraday, Inc.)