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Aged Wine

Post by Beagle » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:46 am

http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-1-24/50845.html
American archeologists have discovered an ancient formula for brewing wine on the fragments of pottery uncovered from the 9000-year-old Jiahu ruins in Henan Province. The composition was successfully analyzed and now one American brewing company uses the same formula to make ancient Chinese wine as a modern beer, naming it "Château Jiahu." It has been prepared to hit the market this July.

According to the Chongqing Evening News, the Jiahu ancient ruins, situated in Wuyang County, Luohe City of Henan Province, date back 9000 years. It was covered in a flood and recovered again in the 1980s. American archeologist Professor McGovern obtained 16 pottery fragments in 2004 from the Jiahu ruins, and discovered traces of alcohol within these pots. He used chemical analysis to extract the substance from the fragments.

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Post by Minimalist » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:47 am

I'm certain that I'll stick with French or Italian!
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Post by Barracuda » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:29 pm

French or Italian? The best wine comes from California!

But I must confess I love a good Chilean dry red wine

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Post by Digit » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:33 pm

Home made for me chaps. :D :D

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Post by Minimalist » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:54 pm

The best wine comes from California!

With all due respect.....California wines should be used to put out fires.

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Post by Forum Monk » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:22 pm

Australia makes a mean petite shiraz.
Though I love the Italian reds, California has come a long way.
Its usually not the expensive ones either.
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Post by marduk » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:24 pm

give me vodka or give me death
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theyre even marketing it with added bubonic plague
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Post by clubs_stink » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:54 pm

Forum Monk wrote:Australia makes a mean petite shiraz.
Though I love the Italian reds, California has come a long way.
Its usually not the expensive ones either.
8)
would you be speaking of two buck chuck? :D

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Post by Minimalist » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:23 pm

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Post by Digit » Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:01 am

I've drunk some of that Min! :twisted:

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Post by Minimalist » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:12 am

As have we all at one time or another, Dig.....as have we all.
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Post by Forum Monk » Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:51 pm

Nothing really..just threw this post in here to see something different.

Quick pour me a glass... or five.
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Post by Digit » Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:03 pm

I grow an area of Raspberries to produce wine, as they are naturally acid they produce, in my opinion, a very fine wine, and with the appropriate yeast you can get over 20% alcohol. If you want it. :D :D :D

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Post by Forum Monk » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:53 am

Digit wrote:...with the appropriate yeast you can get over 20% alcohol. If you want it.
That's not wine, that's PORT.
Or sleeping medicine.
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Post by Forum Monk » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:12 pm

Aged wine maker -
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/06/obit.g ... index.html

I didn't realize he was born in California.

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