I bought this My Oeno wine scanner as a Kickstarter backer and it just arrived, seems like it could be a cool device once the database grows, anyone else tried this out?

www.myoeno.com
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Like music, there are lots of wines that in theory I wouldn’t like but I do, and vice versa.

If this device works as it says I think it’ll limit consumers’ palates. Which I guess is okay with some people but overall bad for wine culture.
This gadget looks to be based on the same technology as a Foss, using FTIR spectroscopy. Challenge with that technology is it requires constant evaluation of results and calibration of slopes to be accurate. Calibration is dependent on individual analysis; it is not accurate for any random sample provided. It also drifts frequently so you can’t just rely on any reading it provides. A wine you like today won’t provide the same result next week without calibrating back to a baseline. It also isn’t accurate with the influence of outside light sources; it requires a zero light environment to begin analysis. But hey, someone will make a few bucks...
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BigP - you could just pour a glass of whatever it is, have me drink it, and I can help advise on what other bottles to open that you'd probably like!
It's the kind of gadget I could probably have a little fun with if someone gifted it to me but I wouldn't buy it for myself.
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Originally posted by WinoCA:
It's the kind of gadget I could probably have a little fun with if someone gifted it to me but I wouldn't buy it for myself.


I backed the project on Kickstarter, just thought it would be an interesting tool to play around with, have only tried it on one bottle so far but i plan to open the same wine in a few weeks to see if it gets consistent readings etc. And i looking forward to trying some wines with similar composition just to see how it matches my palate
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
BigP - you could just pour a glass of whatever it is, have me drink it, and I can help advise on what other bottles to open that you'd probably like!

But for those who don't?

I think it's a cool idea in theory. There should be some way of measuring or identifying things that are specific to a particular wine other than saying things like "blackberry, vanilla, etc."

But - four parameters that define a wine’s profile: strength, tannins, acidity and ageing.

Maybe it's the Google translate app that came up with those but what is a wine's "aging"? Its age or ageability? And how does the Oeno scanner know that?

I don't know - fun toy but . . . French technology?

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