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GntlKnigt1
04-27-2015, 01:49 AM
Interesting article about champagne from a shipwreck and some of the chemical analysis on it, Sounds like they liked it very sweet, including adding sugar when it was served? EWWW


https://www.yahoo.com/food/what-does-a-170-year-old-champagne-found-on-the-116996097686.html

300 grams of sugar per liter !!!! You could use that to launch your hydrometer into the stratosphere !!!

MrRogers
04-27-2015, 01:05 PM
The beer they found in the same shipwreck was less interesting, it seems.

http://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/170-year-old-shipwreck-beer-tastes-goat-and-smells-rotting-cabbage

skunkboy
04-27-2015, 10:06 PM
Now if you can find a sailboat going from England to India I wouldn't mind putting a cask of mead on it to see how it ages... :)

mannye
04-28-2015, 07:54 AM
I did a little digging and it seems ocean aging isn't a new thing. Several wineries have been experimenting with it since about 2008 or so (I suspect there are more, but the ones I found actually sell ocean aged wine) In fact there is a company that will cellar your wine under the sea. It's one of those "of course" moments when you read about it. Relatively shallow depths (easily accessed by divers) are dark and remain at a constant cellar temperature with no need to artificially maintain temps or humidity levels. Not to mention how cool bottles look when they come up, covered in little sea urchins, etc. As the shipwreck find illustrates, they can sit down there for over a hundred years no problem!

edblanford
04-28-2015, 09:54 AM
Only in the Sunshine State! lol

ostensibly
04-28-2015, 12:35 PM
I've seen ocean-aged rum before. I didn't think much about it at the time but it's probably what Mannye is talking about.

GntlKnigt1
04-28-2015, 12:39 PM
Bizarre stuff, Manny and ostensibly. Maybe I should be aging mine in the Ijesselmeer

MrRogers
04-29-2015, 01:15 PM
This one from a few years ago (just found it in an old brewlog from Medsen Fey (http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showthread.php/16258-Brewlog-Golden-Oldie-Dw%C3%B3jniak-Meadeira)), bringing Portugal and the Netherlands together. :)

http://archive.archaeology.org/0011/newsbriefs/wine.html

It's also the first time I hear about aged urine...

GntlKnigt1
04-29-2015, 04:01 PM
Definitely you're-a-peein.

mannye
04-29-2015, 11:41 PM
So THATS why it has been hurting to pee lately....


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