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LAS VEGAS – Do you wish you could make a variety of cocktails like your favorite bartender does? Or maybe you would love to have the expertise of a sommelier at your next party? Two startups at CES are showing off devices for your home that promise to change that.

Somabar robotic bartender
Somabar robotic bartender

Somabar dubs itself the “robotic bartender for your home.” The device features six flasks for your favorite liquor or mixers, plus one more for bitters. Their smartphone app contains hundreds of cocktail recipes and connects to the dispenser to mix and dispense them automatically.

Somabar smartphone app contains hundreds of drink recipes
Somabar smartphone app contains hundreds of drink recipes

In addition to the pre-loaded cocktail recipes, Somabar users can share recipes with other users. The device cleans itself after every pour so that you don’t mix flavors of the drinks.

If you are a wine connoisseur, a French startup called 10-vins has introduced a “connected sommelier that transforms your home into a wine bar,” called the D-Vine.

D-Vine connected sommelier
D-Vine connected sommelier

The D-vine device integrates with flask of vintages selected by the company. Each flask is embedded with an RFID chip to identify the wine variety and vintage by scanning it with a smartphone app.

The app uses a database of wine knowledge to instruct the dispenser on the proper temperature and decantation for each wine. It also will suggest meat and cheese pairings for each pour.

D-Vine smartphone app uses RFID tags on wine flasks to identify vintage
D-Vine smartphone app uses RFID tags on wine flasks to identify vintage

The Somabar is currently available for pre-order and slated to ship at an unnamed luxury retailer in Q2 2016 for $449.

The D-Vine began selling in France in December 2015. They are planning to sell the device in the US later this year and are evaluating whether they launch on the west or east coast. Pricing for the D-Vine starts at $599.

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