How do you like your wine? Chilled? Do you struggle to change the ice cubes in the wine bucket every time you are just chilling out? Does your wine warm up fast after you get it out of the wine refrigerator?
Temperature control is very crucial if you want to enjoy any wine. It is the secret behind realizing the taste and aromas of any wine. However, setting the right temperature for different wines can be challenging. The available traditional methods do not usually meet one’s specific needs. And, as much as they keep your wine cool, it doesn’t last for long.
This is where portable and rechargeable wine coolers come in handy. Grad is the latest manufacturer to introduce one in the market. The Grad No.1 wine cooler is not yet available in the market, but you can back the crowdfunding project on Indiegogo and wait for your delivery in March 2022.
About Grad No.1
It is a rechargeable wine cooler that supports one bottle at a time. It allows you to cool your wines to your preferred temperature when serving, enhancing the wine’s temperature. Why is this important? Because wines have different ideal serving temperatures.
For instance, Non-Vintage Sparkling Pinot Gris is better served at a range of 4°C to 6°C, while a Rose Riesling Unwooded Chardonnay has a serving range of 6°C to 8°C. Others include:
- Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay – 8°C to 10°C
- Full-Bodied Chardonnay – 10°C to 12°C
- Pinot Noir – 12°C to 14°C
- Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz Merlot – 14°C to 16°C
Clearly, wine temperature control can be a nightmare when you are serving different wines. While Grad No. 1 helps you meet the temperature needs for any wine, it is pretty simple. Some of its features include:
- Newest Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery cells
- Vapour chamber heat dissipation system
- Electrical semiconductor spot cooling
- A 4-sensor temperature control algorithm
- Wireless charging
- Advanced and energy-optimized cooling chamber temperature distribution
- A user-friendly touch control interface with continuous feedback
- Extensive temperature range of 5°C to 20°C
- A long-running battery that lasts up to 3 hours
- Battery indicator to let you know when it is time to recharge
Grad No. 1 is pretty portable. It’s not just about its small and compact design, but it also has an integrated handle. It also uses recycled plastic. You can use it anywhere without compromising the temperature of your wines, from the terrace to the balcony, dinner table, or when you are outdoors camping, picnicking, or in a boat.
You will need €199.00, a 26% discount off the €269.00 retail price, to back the project. That’s an estimate of $238.00 Indiegogo price and $321.00 retail price: you the wine cooler, a wireless charger, and a Grad wine infographic poster.
There are a few options in the market, some with a lower price if you do not want to wait for several months. Waring, for instance, is available on Amazon at $138.36. Other available options are not as portable. These are more like wine-chilling refrigerators.
About the Team
Grad is a Danish company based in Copenhagen. It was founded in 2015 by Max. The company’s goal is to refine the global wine serving industry sustainably and help you discover all the aromas and flavors.