Kuvée raises $6 million for smart wine bottles

Because everything is “smart” these days, wine bottles are getting an Internet connection, too. Meet Kuvée, a refillable case that keeps wine fresh for up to 30 days.

Announcing $6 million in funding from General Catalyst, Founder Collective and others, Kuvée aims to impress your dinner guests with a built-in touchscreen that tells you the history of the wine and also suggests food pairings. Get serving tips, receive personalized wine recommendations, and reorder directly from the device.

With patented technology that prevents open bottles from spoiling, CEO Vijay Manwani tells TechCrunch that Kuvée could make it easier to drink “wine by the glass any day of the week,” since the unfinished beverage will stay crisp through the weekend.

The Kuvée system is compatible with select California wines, including Bonny Doon and Pine Ridge. The 750ml bottles are priced between $15 and $50.

Beginning today, Kuvée beverages are available for pre-order on Kuvee.com or Indiegogo, and will ship this fall. The $179 pre-sale includes the smart bottle, along with four wines.

Watch the video demonstration to see how Kuvée works.