WHY WE LIKE IT: Did you know that most wines are infused with sulfites, a preservative, so that wine can be shipped and retain a shelf life? Ullo uses “Selective Sulfite Capture filter technology” to remove these sulfites from the wine and restore it to its original, preservative-free state, without altering the flavor of the wine.
This tech product has a super sleek design, which allows you to filter wine by the glass or bottle. It even has an aerator: with a simple turn you can opt to aerate your wine (or not).
We’ve had our eye on this Chicago-based company since they first launched their successful Kickstarter Campaign in 2015. They raised more than $250,000 and officially opened their online store about a year ago. Founder and CEO James Kornacki, who created this product because he always remembered his aunt who was not able to have a glass of wine due to a sulfite allergy, also has a Ph.D. in chemisty from our alma mater (go Northwestern!) And the company is located at MATTER, which is a health technology co-working space in the city.
(Curious about the name? Ullo means “pure wine” and is pronounced “oo-low”.)
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