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02.01.2005

Waiter, This Wine Smells Funny

We've explored the blossoming wine culture in China before, but it seems like it has taken a somewhat unexpected turn recently as the Chinese, ever the innovators, have discovered that you can make wine from fish. Not only that but it has the bonus of being unusually good for you -- you know, all those amino-acids and anti-oxidants, etc.

Sommeliers in Hong Kong's finest hotels may now have to patiently explain "No, that bottle is not corked, sir, you're just smelling the cod liver oil in the blend...."

Comments (4)

02.01.05 at 1:09 PM

This should be great material for hundreds of jokes. But seriously, even I should be able to pick this wine out in a blind tasting!

Chung wrote:
02.01.05 at 9:24 PM

Well, various wines have been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. I'm not surprized that there is fish wine. :)

john wrote:
02.05.05 at 4:20 PM

Have you eaten at the French Laundry yet?

05.17.08 at 4:02 PM

Fish wine? This is a new one to me; however, I was hearing on NPR, and reading about, that with the change in global temperature and shifting of climates across the world that China may be one of the better areas to grow grapes once the shift really swings.

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