Would You Like Some Meteorite With Your Cabernet?

Wines with tastes of earthen elements are so 2011


Jan. 20, 2012 – Wines with tastes of earthen elements are so 2011, so when making his own wine, Englishman Ian Hutcheon took thinking outside the box to another level; he added a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite to his red wine for 12 months and dubbed it “Meteorita.”

The wine, the first of its kind, is a marriage of Hutcheon’s fascination with astronomy and his vineyard in Chile’s Cachapoal Valley, according to Discovery News. The meteorite crashed 6,000 years ago into the Atacama Desert in Chile, Hutcheon claims.

Currently, Meteorita is only sold at Hutcheon’s observatory, Centro Astronomica Tagua Tagua, but he hopes to export it around the world in the future.

From Discovery News:
" ‘When you drink this wine, you are drinking elements from the birth of the solar system,’ Hutchinson [sic] said, adding that he wanted ‘to give everybody the opportunity to touch something from space: the very history of the solar system, and feel it via a grand wine.’ "

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  • Snooth User: Zippo5
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    Jan 23, 2012 at 2:51 PM

  • Snooth User: ghiblits
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    I'll take a bottle of Carl Saganon, one of billions and billions of bottles...

    Jan 23, 2012 at 4:09 PM

  • You want Carl dust in it?

    Jan 23, 2012 at 9:56 PM

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