The QelviQ Personal Sommelier is a beautifully designed portable temperature control device that brings every type of wine to its ideal serving temperature. When paired with the accompanying QelviQ App, it really does become Your Personal Sommelier in delivering what is truly the ultimate wine experience.
When the highly advanced QelviQ hardware and software are connected, a system using state-of-the-art, internet-of-things technology is set in place for solving that last mile of your wine's journey.
Wines are in 99% of the cases served too cold or too hot. QelviQ solves these problems thanks to its accompanying QelviQ App’s knowledge of ideal serving temperatures and the performant cooling and chilling technology of the QelviQ.
Significantly QelviQ measures the temperature of the wine in the bottle and automatically ensures that it reaches the correct temperature-and stays there! The connected QelviQ App, with its database of over 350,000 wines with their ideal serving temperature (based on grape and terroir - and available in seven languages), sends the ideal temperature of your specific wine to your QelviQ with one touch of a screen.
How does the Wine2Food Pairing advice work?
When you decide on a wine to drink, we look at the terroir or main grape. Then we translate that to a wine style (from bold, to light, 9 styles in total). You can choose what kind of 1. 11 kitchen styles (American, French etc.), 2. The type of meal you are serving (dinner, desert etc), and 3. The type of food (veggie, fish or meat). And voila we give you a recommendation. We currently have 220 dishes in our database and it is ever growing.
Can I also get Food2Wine Pairing advice?
Yes you can. Just pick a dish from our database and we will recommend the perfect wine to go with it.
What makes the advice so unique?
We start from your inventory, your choice of wine so you know you have the perfect accompaniment to your meal already in your inventory. A worldwide first!
What kind of general advice do you give?
We have a group of sommeliers from around the world that help us answer your questions. From general questions on what years are best for that wine, should you decant the wine, etc.
How does it work?
Once you take a photo of your wine, it will ask you to save it and it will be immediately added to your wine inventory. You can add comments, star a wine, add how many bottles of the wine you have in stock, get information on grape, terroir, country etc.
How many wines can the inventory hold?
It is unlimited.
How does it work?
You send us a query about the wine you are interested in buying, we source it, find a partner wine shop which will in turn send you an offer.
Is this available everywhere?
Currently it is restricted to certain countries and states.
#1 ALWAYS THE IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE
This is probably the single most important reason to buy your own QelviQ.
Wines are in 99% of the cases served too cold or too hot. Most red wines are best drunk between 55°F/13°C and 66°F/19°C Due to better isolation and in general warmer temperatures in homes most red wines are drunk at room temperature, which is on average 5°F/3°C to 12°F/7°C too warm. For rosé, white and sparkling wines the problem is the reverse. Many wine lovers use an ice bucket but ice is 0°C and these wines have to be drunk between 44°F/7°C and 55°F/13°C QelviQ solves these problems thanks to its accompanying QelviQ app (available in your app store) of ideal serving temperatures and the performant cooling technology of the QelviQ.
#2 A MUCH BETTER TASTE
Wine served and savored at the right serving temperature just tastes better. It is that plain and simple. Our tests show this time and again. Wine is a fine and delicate natural product and it needs this extra care more than any other beverage. You would not want to drink your beer too hot or your coffee too cold, would you? So for every beverage, and especially for wine, the right serving temperature is absolutely essential.
#3 EASY TO USE
QelviQ has been designed with the customer in mind. We have tested the app and the device extensively to make sure we could bring you a product that easy to use and will let you enjoy your wines to its fullest. To register your wines and personal inventory you simply take a photo of each bottle. Once you decide what wine you want to drink it will take you 2 clicks for the device to start its magic. Then just relax and enjoy your glass of wine… at the right serving temperature.
#4 SOMMELIERS AGREE
Experts from top magazines like Wine Spectator and Winefolly as well as winemakers from every corner of the world all agree that the biggest mistake you can make while drinking your favourite wine, is drinking it too cold or too warm. There is one particular group that cares even more about the perfect wine drinking temperature and these are the sommeliers. They know the correct temperature and when they serve wine, their professional honor is at stake. The Sommeliers never had a tool that could ensure the exact serving temperature but thanks to technology and QelviQ their problem has been solved.
#5 EVERY GLASS = SAME GREAT TASTE
You have certainly experienced the great taste of those first sips of a glass of wine or champagne, perfectly chilled at the right serving temperature. As time goes by the ice bucket cools your bottle too much or your wine gets too warm adapting to the room’s temperature so you just lost that magical first taste. Thanks to the controlled environment of the QelviQ, your wine stays at the ideal temperature and you can enjoy every sip as if it was your first.
#6 BE AN EXPERT
There is a passion in enjoying wine for many wine enthusiasts. They love the togetherness of enjoying wine with friends and family, the craftsmanship of the winemaker, the story telling around the taste of the wine, the ideal foods served with the wine, the terroirs it originated from and the grapes it was made of. Thanks to the QelviQ Temperature App, we added an extra dimension to this passion. You can become an expert by testing wines at different temperatures, discovering changes in flavor and bouquet. You can also ensure that whatever meal you are serving, you will be guaranteed to serve the best option of wine you have in your inventory. And of course if you are not sure about something, we will answer the question for you.
#1 SUPER FAST COOLING
Our product engineers have come up with 3 solutions to ensure QelviQ works 3,5 times faster than an average refrigerator:
- Our special QCap in combination with our rubber holder makes sure there is no wasted energy
- We have invested in a high performance heatsink that has been tested and proven over again and that enables us to power the device up to 110 watts, which is more than double the power of that of other coolers meant to cool 6 bottles
- We have developed a unique customized cold sink in the top of the device which holds cold longer and saves energy.
- When the QCap is put on, the QelviQ can cool up to 2°F/1.2°C per 10 minutes where as a good performing refrigerator would only cool 0.7°F/0.4°C per 10 minutes.
#2 PERFECT CHILLER
Many wine lovers keep their wine already close to the ideal serving temperature thanks to wine cellars or wine refrigerators. For these wine specialists the QelviQ is the ideal add-on to make their wine experience complete. QelviQ solves the “the last mile” of the journey, the last part when the wine is taken out of the fridge or cellar and put on the table. The QelviQ will keep the wine at the exact right serving temperature.
QelviQ uses bluetooth which enables QelviQ to work without the need to attend to it so you can concentrate on enjoying time with friends or family.
#5 NO LABEL DAMAGE
For many wine lovers maintaining the label in perfect condition is a must as it tells the story of the wine. As the QelviQ uses no ice or water in its cooling process there is no risk of that happening.
#6 ACCURATE TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT
The biggest challenge every cooler has is to accurately measure the temperature in a bottle. 95% of the coolers measure the ambient temperature and a couple will measure the temperature of the bottle. Both are inexact ways to measure the real temperature inside.
QelviQ uses an algorithm and formula to get to a very accurate estimate of the temperature inside the bottle. It then calculates and converts that to ensure you get to the ideal serving temperature. There is no other cooler in the world that has ever used this accurate approach to wine cooling.
#1 THE BEST SERVING TEMPERATURE FOR EVERY WINE
We are working with a group of top sommeliers to get you the best advice possible. They are looking at where the wine was produced, what region it came from, what grapes were used, what the producers notes were and many more factors to make sure you can enjoy your wine in the perfect condition.
It is a ongoing process thanks to the community of wine lovers. Whenever the app does not recognize a wine, you can use our 24/7 sommelier service and send us the label. We will make sure it gets added to our database. Currently we have more than 80.000 winemakers covering 1400 regions or “terroirs” and over 500+ grapes in our database. This covers more than 95% of the global market.
#2 WINE2FOOD AND FOOD2WINE ADVICE
You don’t know what meal to best serve with this beautiful bottle of wine you have been wanting to open on that special occasion? We have the solution : take a photo of the wine and we will give you some ideas. Based on 9 wine styles we offer a choice of 11 kitchen styles, meal types and of course Veggie, Fish or Meat options. We currently have 220 dishes in our database and it is ever growing.
#3 24/7 SOMMELIER SERVICE
In addition we provide a free service that enables you to send us a message asking for the right serving temperature of any particular wine, just in case the app wasn’t able to retrieve it.
#4 PERSONAL INVENTORY
The QelviQ app has 3 user friendly functions that will help you to store all your wines in a digital format
- It has a search function so you find your favorite wine faster
- It allows you to easily track the number of bottles you have of each wine.
- It allows you to archive wines you might not have in stock but don’t want to forget about for future purchases.
#5 ADAPT TO YOUR TASTE
Change the serving temperature according to your taste and you can do this either through the QelviQ App:
- when you scan the wine, QelviQ will advice you of the ideal serving temperature. But you can easily change the temperature if you prefer the wine warmer or colder.
- when you serve the wine: even if it is programmed according to the sommelier’s advice you can change it to suit your taste.
#6 GOOGLE CLOUD TECHNOLOGY
We use different technologies to build our extensive database of wines including Image Recognition Technology, which scans and compares labels, and Optical Character Recognition, which analyzes and detects characters and words. Through the Google Cloud Vision platform we ensure the data stays up to date.
#7 ARCHIVE BACK UP
The archive function will enable you to keep track of wines you no longer have in stock but still want to enjoy on a later occasion.
#8 SEVEN LANGUAGES + °C/°F
The App is available in 7 languages so it makes it extra easy to use the app. The following languages are available: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Italian and Dutch.
Temperatures are either in Celsius or Fahrenheit, according to your preference.
#9 APPLE AND ANDROID STORE
The app is available in the App Store and in the Google Play Store. Simply search for QelviQ and you will be able to download the app.
If I have a wine refrigerator or cellar, is QelviQ useful?
QelviQ is the ideal add-on to your cooler or cellar as it helps you serve the wine in the best condition possible. QelviQ is the perfect solution for the “last mile” of your wine’s journey.
If I want to cool a bottle I just bought, would that be possible?
Yes, this is possible, an of 2°C each 10 minutes. We advise you to keep your wine at an ideal storage temperature (between 10°C and 16°C), which is much better for the quality and health of your wine.
If you keep your wine at the correct storage temperature then QelviQ will just bring your wine to its optimal serving temperature.
How fast does it cool?
Our Qool Booster cap in combination with our rubber holder takes care that there is no cold air lost. Our product engineers have come up with 4 solutions to ensure QelviQ cools your wine up to 3.5 times faster than your average wine refrigerator.
- We have invested in a high performance heatsink, which enables us to power the device up to 110 watt, which is more than double that of small coolers that have to cool up to 6 bottles with half the power!
- We have developed a unique customized cold sink that holds the cold longer than any other cooler and saves energy. In addition there is a special silent fan that takes care of the right airflow.
The QelviQ can cool up to 2°C per 10 minutes compared to 0.4°C of a normal fridge. A good bottle of red takes about 20 to 30 minutes and it will take a little longer for white and rosé.
If your wine is already chilled, you can use the QelviQ immediately with no waiting time!
Does it make noise?
Yes there is some noise, similarly to what an average fridge sounds like. The Qool cap will however dampen the sound so use it whenever you can (or want).