Winery experiments with aging wine in ocean off SC

Feb 20, 2013 by Bruce Smith

A small boat with four cases of California wine has left Charleston Harbor and will submerge the wine in the ocean for three months to age it.

-based Mira Winery, owned by Jim Dyke Jr., of Charleston, is experimenting to see how the motion, temperature and light in the ocean may affect the aging of the wine.

The bottles of were packed in specially designed steel mesh cases and are being put in an undisclosed location in the harbor.

Winemakers have long known wine recovered from sunken ships has a unique taste, and the ocean is thought to have something to do with that. There have been experiments with ocean aging in but Mira Winery says this is the first off the United States coast.

Explore further: Aboriginal people – how to misunderstand their science

3 /5 (1 vote)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Advice for bag-in-box wine drinkers: Keep it cool

Dec 05, 2012

Bag-in-box wines are more likely than their bottled counterparts to develop unpleasant flavors, aromas and colors when stored at warm temperatures, a new study has found. Published in ACS' Journal of Agricultural an ...

Drought leaves mark on Chile's wines

May 02, 2012

Chile's vineyard owners are expecting a slightly different taste and aroma to the wines they produce this year as they harvest grapes during an exceptionally long drought.

Renewable hydrogen production becomes reality at winery

Sep 29, 2009

(PhysOrg.com) -- The first demonstration of a renewable method for hydrogen production from wastewater using a microbial electrolysis system is underway at the Napa Wine Company in Oakville. The refrigerator-sized hydrogen ...

Recommended for you

Can science eliminate extreme poverty?

Apr 16, 2014

Science has often come to the rescue when it comes to the world's big problems, be it the Green Revolution that helped avoid mass starvation or the small pox vaccine that eradicated the disease. There is ...

Japan stem cell body splashes cash on luxury furniture

Apr 14, 2014

A publicly-funded research institute in Japan, already embattled after accusing one of its own stem cell scientists of faking data, has spent tens of thousands of dollars on designer Italian furniture, reportedly to use up ...

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

italba
1 / 5 (1) Feb 21, 2013
Already done!
http://www.nytime...tml?_r=0
Is it a scientific news?

More news stories

Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they have more skepticism than confidence in global warming, the age of the Earth and evolution and have the most trouble believing a Big Bang created the universe 13.8 ...

NASA's MMS observatories stacked for testing

(Phys.org) —Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., accomplished another first. Using a large overhead crane, they mated two Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, observatories – ...