The Brancott Estate winexplorer innovation challenge was open to entrants from Australia and New Zealand, and had more than 100 innovations entered. In March, five finalists were announced, Sipple was one.

Sipple participated in an intensive bootcamp with BlueChilli before pitching to a judging panel comprising Patrick Materman, Brancott Estate Chief Winemaker, Paula Joye, editor of The Joye blog, Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin, Founder and CEO of BlueChilli and Paulina Larocca, New to World and Creativity Director, Pernod Ricard Winemakers.

Sipple is a wirelessly integrated bottle stopper that not only keeps wine fresh, but also connects to an app that ensures wine is consumed while still at its peak. Never wonder when the bottle was opened or waste wine again.

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