Chicago-based start-up Üllo will debut its new wine purifier, which is said to remove sulfites from wine, at the International Home + Housewares Show.
The company funded the wine accessory via Kickstarter and IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaigns. Developed by founder and CEO, James Kornacki, the Üllo is an accessory that is placed on top of a wine glass or on top of the company’s custom designed carafe and decanter. The purifier removes sulfites while maintaining the original flavors and aromas of the wine, according to the company. The device also features an aerator. Made from BPA-free polymer, the stain-resistant and dishwasher safe device snaps apart for cleaning.
“My aunt is sulfite sensitive and couldn’t enjoy wine at family gatherings. When I found out that others had similar reactions, I felt the need to create a solution,” said Kornacki. “By removing sulfites, Üllo returns wine to its natural state, as if you opened the bottle right at the vineyard.”
The wine purifier will hit the retail market this summer. The company has partnered with M. Block to facilitate distribution among retail outlets.