Thursday, January 04, 2018

Turning Wine Spit Into Spirits

You've heard of turning water into wine but have you heard of wine spit being turned into spirits? When Peter Bignell, of Tasmanian Belgrove Distillery, attended a group wine tasting he was struck by the  amount of wine that was spat out in a bucket (a practice that enables tasters to experience a lot of different wines while avoiding drunkenness). So he took the 500 litres of wine dregs from the conference to a distillery. A year later the wine slop had been transformed into an 80-proof clear spirit called Kissing A Stranger, with a taste comparable to unaged brandy.

Says Bignell, "I don’t think there’s much of a health risk from it.”


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