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Artificially aging wine via ultrasound

by Anticitizen
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Anticitizen
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Apr9-09, 01:56 AM
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The miracle machine that turns cheap plonk into vintage wine - in just half an hour

Inventors say a bottle of any bargain booze can be transformed in just 30 minutes, using space-age ultrasound technology.

The £350 gadget - which looks like an ordinary ice bucket - recreates the effects of decades of aging by colliding alcohol molecules inside the bottle.
I don't know enough about how wine ages to debate the above, but the following set the alarm bells off in my head:

'I have even tried it with orange juice after I saw a similar device being used in the US. It didn't just make the juice taste fresher, it made it look brighter too.'
Mmm-hmm....
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Jun11-09, 08:27 PM
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True, how does aging orange juice make it taste fresher?
skeptic2
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Jun11-09, 11:16 PM
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My understanding is that wine ages by the acids and alcohol in the wine reacting slowly and producing esters which gives older wines their fragrances. I don't know how ultrasound would do that.

drezz1
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Jun15-09, 10:13 PM
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Artificially aging wine via ultrasound

It's a complex chemical process and this product is bogus. Some beers age in the same way.
drezz1
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Jun15-09, 10:16 PM
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'It works on any alcohol that tastes better aged. Even a bottle of paint-stripper whisky can taste like an 8-year-aged single malt.'
This some kind of joke?


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