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The ECELLAR185, Winner of the Grand Prix de l’innovation 2022

Winner of the Grand Prix de l’Innovation 2022, the Ecellar185 smart, connected wine cellar won over the jury. The jury for the Grand Prix de l’Innovation de la Foire de Paris has awarded the Grand Prix de l’Innovation d’Or to the world’s first truly connected wine cellar, made in France.

Arnage, 28 April 2022 – La Sommelière, a Frio Group brand and leader in the wine cellar market, is proud that its Ecellar185 connected & intelligent wine cellar, made in France, has won the Grand Prix for Innovation at the Foire de Paris 2022.

A not-to-be-missed event in the household appliances sector, the Grand Prix de l’Innovation de la Foire de Paris has been putting the latest new products and innovations in the household appliances sector in competition for over 15 years.

“With this smart, connected wine cellar, made in France, we wanted to meet a need among wine lovers,” says Didier Grychta, CEO of Frio. “Our ECellar185 is the only one on the market to be truly connected, thanks to its smart shelves and our specially developed Vinotag application. We are very proud that the Grand Prix de l’Innovation jury has rewarded this R&D work and this French innovation.”

A smart, connected wine cellar from France

Launched in June 2021 in France and Europe, the Ecellar185 is made in France and is the world’s first truly connected wine cellar. It enables wine lovers to keep a clear, real-time inventory of their bottles, thanks to the free Vinotag®* smartphone app developed by the Frio Group and its unique connected rack technology.

Its racks are equipped with sensors and report every bottle movement to the Vinotag® app to keep a record in real time. The cellar has 168 connected slots and a storage area for 17 bottles. It also makes it easy to find the most optimal location for bottles, locate them instantly, find locations that are still available, and be alerted to peak dates or the need to restock a wine. Available in household appliance chains, it makes life easier for consumers.

Technical data

  • Light protection: triple-glazed tempered glass door with anti-UV treatment and lock
  • Precise, constant temperature adjustable down to the degree: digital control panel, temperature alarms and winter function
  • Controlled humidity
  • No vibrations: SilentBlock technology
  • Filtration and aeration system: activated carbon filter

Revolutionary features

  • 14 connected shelves, patented technology
  • Vinotag® dedicated wine cellar management application
  • Instant detection of bottle additions and removals for a real-time record of your wines
  • ESommelier® assisted placement technology and wine search function
  • Stock level and peak date alerts

About the FRIO group:

As the European leader and a key global player in the wine cellar sector, Frio Entreprise offers wine cellars and wine accessories to professionals and private individuals alike, based on the expertise of its flagship brands: La Sommelière, Climadiff, Avintage, Provintech and TempTech. A partner of leading national and international distributors and kitchen designers, the group exports to more than 80 countries. Based in Arnage (near Le Mans), the Frio Group will employ around one hundred people worldwide by the end of 2021, with the integration of Temptech, and has sales of 75 million euros.

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