KELVIN: WINE SERVED BETTER
Kelvin is the world first and leading Electronic Wine Thermometer, with the ability to link via bluetooth to the Kelvin App.
Ask any wine expert, and they will tell you that wine taste is made up of a combination of numerous key elements, each of which is dramatically (and uniquely) affected by temperature - so it makes sense that any wine is only at its best at the correct, recommended serving temperature.
With this in mind and glass in hand, lets dispel some myths;
- Red wine isn’t best served at “Room Temperature”, in fact it never should be (unless you live in a castle).
- Never serve white wine straight from the fridge (fridges are for keeping your milk fresh).
Whether you drink Red, White or Rose, our range of Kelvin Wine Monitors will help you unlock the full flavour of every bottle and change the way you enjoy wine forever.
"Temperature - This is the single most important aspect of serving any wine. You can change completely how a wine tastes by serving it too cool or too warm."
WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?
Making the best wine thermometer in the world did not just happen by accident. Like most great products an insight often follows having been exposed to a problem.
The creator of Kelvin; Steve Parker, once lived above a Majestic wine shop and as you might expect became a rather (happy) regular customer. Benefiting from the managers recommendations, Steve would try lots of different wines but was rather disappointed with a particular Chardonnay after the manager had strongly suggested Steve try it.
The managers response was instant; "What temperature did you serve it at?".
Steve was surprised by this question and automatically answered “from the Fridge of course, I left it overnight and drank it when it was really cold..”. It was at this point Steve received his first and most important lesson regarding enjoying wine and how temperature it can drastically affect the taste of any wine.
The manager explained that as a full white wine Chardonnay should ideally be served at around 10-12 degrees and not at around 5-6, which the fridge would cool it to. The aroma, body and flavour would all be affected and suppressed in this situation ('imagine eating frozen pizza' were his exact words).
Steve realised that most wine drinkers have two distinct temperature zones in their houses; room temperature and fridge temperature.
How could the average wine consumer chill their wine for the correct length of time to achieve the correct temperature?
And more importantly how would they know what the optimum temperature should be for the wine they were drinking?
In that moment the Kelvin Wine Thermometer range was born. At that point it was simply an idea, an idea that we could create a range of products that would bring benefit to other peoples lives by helping them experience their wine at the correct temperature (probably for the first time), just as the wine maker had intended.
When speaking to people, just average wine drinkers like you and I, it quickly became clear that most people stuck to the notion of ‘white wine from the fridge and red wine served at room temperature’. Although as a rule of thumb this was a reasonable assumption, it fell well short of delivering the best drinking experience for most wine drinkers