I’m not that big a fan of the vino, but I really want to drink the Cabernet Sauvignon from Ian Hutchinson’s vineyard in Chile’s Cachapoal Valley. Why? Well, for some reason, it’s aged with a three-inch, 4.5 billion-year-old meteor from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. SPACEWINE.
The meteorite hit Earth around 6000 years ago and sits with the Cabernet in a wooden barrel for 12 months. I’m not sure my unsophisticated tastes could discern any sort of flavour from the meteorite but Hutchinson claims the rock gives the wine a “livelier taste”. Whatever it is, it’s always awesome to get drunk from something that doesn’t exist on this planet. Or always awesome to find new excuses to get drunk. [Discovery News via Foodbeast]