Glasses are being raised to a Daventry company that has invented a new wireless wine thermometer.
Staff at Target Holdings hope to revolutionise the way wine is enjoyed by millions worldwide from their latest gadget.
The award-winning Kelvin Duo has been invented here in the county and is being sold in the UK and globally.
Inventor Steve Parker and Simon Parslow are the business brains behind the new gadget, the latest creation of these temperature specialists who decided to turn their attentions to designing the Kelvin over a glass of wine.
Having forged a career making thermometers, including life saving gadgets for nurseries and the Tom thermometer for safeguarding the elderly, Steve decided to apply his expertise to help transform the way the world enjoys its wine.
Steve and Simon are making it their mission to dispel common wine misconceptions such as red wine should be served at room temperature and white should be served straight from the fridge.
At the top of their menu was to make a thermometer which would accurately read the temperature of a bottle of wine when it is inside the fridge and the idea of the Kelvin Duo, which includes a wireless transmission between bottle clip and receiver base, was uncorked.
Steve took the homegrown Kelvin Duo to Las Vegas, home of the world’s biggest gadget show, the International Consumer Electronics Show. It wowed critics and won an award.
Steve said: “The Kelvin Duo won a CES best product award the first day we were at this world renowned show, we were absolutely delighted.”
Simon added: “The concept is simple, you wouldn’t dream of eating cold chips or stewed tea so why drink wine at the wrong temperature?
“Temperature affects the taste and improves it 100 per cent, our gadget makes that process simple and easy for everyone to use.”
The Kelvin Duo costs £39.99 and is available at www.mykelvin.co.uk