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Snooth User: Coleney

Tomato Wine

Posted by Coleney, Jun 19.

Yesterday, I tried the tomato wine the first time in my life. It tasted quite good and interesting.

Have you ever tried the wine, made not out of grapes, but of something else?

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Reply by Coleney, Jun 19.

By the way, here is the article about it

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/oct/12/canada-quebec-aperitif-tomato-wine

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Reply by GregT, Jun 19.

Maybe they used yellow tomatoes. And maybe they didn't leave much of the pulp and skin and only used the slime.

I've had plenty of wine from other fruits but can't imagine I'd like it made from tomatoes.

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Reply by rckr1951, Jun 19.

Coleney - You sure do have eclectic way about wine. Quite frankly, if I noticed it sitting on a shelf in a wine shop - I'd pass it by.

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Reply by outthere, Jun 19.

Never have, never will.

I don't eat burgers made out of vegetables. I don't drink milk made from soy beans or almonds. I don't eat imitation crab. I don't eat canned duck made from soy protien. I don't use liquid smoke and I don;t drink stuff called wine unless it is made from fermented grape juice. In fact I don't eat imitation anything. I want to know what is going into my body. It has kept me relatively healthy for 56 years now.

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Reply by EMark, Jun 19.

Just about any plant has enough sugar to be fermented--that would include grains, fruits and vegetables, and, even, roots (at least, rhizomes).  So, why not?

As long as it is not called "Wine" I think anybody can ferment and sell whatever they want.  "Wine" is made from fermented grapes.  Fermented fruits or berries are called "Fruit Wines."  I'm OK with nomenclatures like strawberry wine, or blueberry wine or tomato wine.  Like Rckr and Outthere, though, I have little interest in trying any of it.

On the other hand I am OK with veggie burgers and imitation crab.  Neither are my first choice, but I don't see anything bad about them, either.  OK, you have to be careful with commercially produced veggie burgers, but there are vegetarian restaurants that make their own.

I thought that imitation crab was no more than flaked and formed  pollock.  I may be wrong.

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Reply by GregT, Jun 19.

Cripes OT no soy duck and no Krab?

And how do you get a nice smoky flavor without liquid smoke?

 

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Reply by outthere, Jun 19.

Uh, real smoke. 😛

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jun 20.

It does pose an interesting question on how to define "Wine"

If its brewed its beer

If its fermented is it wine

If its distilled its spirit

But Cider is Cider so is something that is fermented from other than Grapes Wine or Cider?

We tend to think cider as more like beer over here in Oz but certainly an interesting debate

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Reply by dmcker, Jun 20.

OK, we're going to get into some difficulties determining the difference between 'brewing' and 'fermenting'.

'Rice wine' (Sake), Shaosing 'Wine'? Closer to beer techniques. Also, are Thunderbird and Night Train and Ripple 'wine'? How about sherry and madeira and port and other fortifieds?

OT, you're obviously just a stick-in-the-mud Sonoma boy and not a truly modern Urban Man. Though I, too, despise kani-kamaboko (crab fishcake), which is the Japanese origin of the fake crab that seems to be spreading worldwide. My cat eats it when it somehow appears in my household, usually in cheaper bento lunch boxes. She's soon 19 years old, so at least it doesn't kill felines.

And I've always wondered how that wonderful cidre from Normandy turned into that yucky English pub cider after the Vikings took it from Normandy, killed Harald and then stuffed it down the Anglo-Saxon (and Celt and Pict) gullets. Where did it all go wrong?

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jun 20.

Good question D

How do you define Sake and other alcoholic beverages from other cultures

I think history is important

Sake as I understand it has a very long and well regarded history so therefore Rice WIne is a description which follows a strong reputation

But to ferment or brew or distill tomatoes is certainly something i have not heard of.  Not to say it may have some provenence somewhere but it does not seem to have any history to fall back on, maybe you can produce a fine beverage from tomatoes, time wlll tell


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