Do you get headaches from Sulphites in wine? Here's your answer!
A chemistry graduate who claims his new gadget can filter out sulphites in wine as it is poured is seeking $100,000 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. The device, named Üllo and pronounced ‘oo-lo’, is described by developer James Kornacki on Kickstarter as a ‘revolutionary purification’ product.
According to Üllo's Kickstarter page, a wine drinker can place the gadget on top of their wine glass or decanter and a filter made from food grade polymer then removes sulphites in wine as it is poured through – returning the wine to its ‘natural state’. Sulphites are widely present in wines and many winemakers argue that – even in small amounts – they are essential in helping to prevent oxidisation and preserving freshness in wine. But a surprising number of wine lovers are sensitive to sulfites, and Üllo claims to remove these sulites without affecting the original flavour of the wine so everyone can enjoy a glass without the headache!
As an added benefit, sediment is captured in the filtering process ensuring your last sip is as pure as your first. And if you prefer to aerate your wine, with a simple twist of Üllo, you can opt to aerate. Üllo said 10 filters were likely to cost $20 and a launch is planned for February 2016. We will be keeping our eye out for the launch!