The Deep-Sea Makes Everything Taste Better

A Slovenian winemaker revealed a unique technique for maturing wine when he retrieved 600 bottles that he laid six months ago in clay-made amphoras on the Adriatic seabed.

The sparkling wine, named Poseidon after the Greek god of the sea, was placed at a depth of 30 metres where the temperature is between 12 and 13 degrees Celsius, perfect for storing and maturing wine, Ivan Simonic said.

The constant movement of the sea means the usual techniques used to mature sparkling wine are not necessary, he added.

The wine will be priced at around 100 euros ($139) a bottle and if it sells well Simonic plans to construct a purpose-built deep sea wine cellar.

Up next Kevin and I will be releasing a limited 1000 bottles of North Carolina moonshine that rested gently on the abyssal plains for three years. It will be called Ol’ Davy’s Finest Premium Black Shine because it aged in the darkness of the deep and the first batch made my uncle Davy see nothing but black for a fortnight.

via Winemaker creates deep sea wine cellar.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

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