DailyDirt: Drink No Wine Before It's Time?
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Some folks are really into aged spirits — as in old alcohol, not ancient ghosts. But if we can’t really trust our tastebuds, will anyone really know if an aged wine is really aged? More importantly, though, does it really matter if no one can taste the difference between a day-old beverage and one that’s 15 years old? Maybe some wine/scotch snobs will care, but most drinkers probably won’t.
- Chemistry can make a 6-day old rum taste like one that is 20 years old. The method is patented, but knockoffs are springing up — and presumably, almost “anyone can do it” (well, if anyone really wants to make their own rum, that is). [url]
- Making pear-in-the bottle brandy is a tradition that dates back to the 1700s. It takes a few months for a tiny pear to grow inside a clear glass bottle, and then the fruit is cut from the tree, washed and covered with year-old brandy. It might be difficult to get this process done more quickly. [url]
- The scotch industry has previously marketed its products based on prominent years of aging — even though age is an imprecise measure of quality. To keep up with demand, more and more scotch makers are selling no-age (or age-free) products that try to promote quality over age. [url]
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