Shipwrecked Wine? Vintner To Submerge Bottles In Ocean To Age
This wine is going for a quick dip before it reaches your dinner table! Mira Winery of St. Helena, California, has placed four cases of their Cabernet Sauvignon underwater (yup, in the ocean) to age. So, what the heck will salty waters do to the wine? Only time will tell.
While wineries in Europe have experimented in recent years with ocean aging of wine, the idea is novel in the United States, said Jim "Bear" Dyke Jr., the Charleston resident who owns the Napa Valley winery. At least a handful of European wineries have produced underwater-aged wine, some of which has been sold in the U.S.
Photo by Alamy