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Old 12-16-2006, 08:01 PM   #1
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... the article in last week's
NYTimes Magazine section?It's theYear in Ideas issue. It seems that Japanese
inventor, Hiroshi Tenaka says he can age wine in a matter of seconds by putting
it in a 70 pound can with an electrolysis chamber and running a few seconds of
electrical current through the wine. The zap gives the wine a slight charge
which breaks up the water molecules and letsthem blend more completely with the
alcohol. He and his American partner, Edward Alexander gave a presentation last
July at Napa Valley's Taste 3--a conference for wine professionals. Joshua
Wesson, chairman of the Best Cellars chain of wine stores said the red he tasted
"softened fairly dramatically --was rounder, less tannic." but his experience
over all with treated wines was mixed. </font>


Wesson has his own way of
smoothing out a rough young wine...he pours it in his blender set on frappé for
10 seconds to oxidize itand makes it less harsh.</font>

 
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Old 12-16-2006, 09:09 PM   #2
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Ed is a customer of mine. They are getting ready to do their first bottling and I will be sending them some wine bottles, corks and shrink wraps.

 
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Old 12-16-2006, 09:13 PM   #3
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I read in a forum, maybe this one, that someone had a chemical that did
the same thing and tested it with wine tasting experts at I think a
restaraunt and the results were pretty good. It didnt seem to work as
fast on some wines as thet specified but worked on some of them really
fast with good results.

 
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:10 AM   #4
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Wouldn't breaking up the water molecules produce oxygen and hydrogen? I remember doing some electrolysis with pure water in chemistry, collecting the hydrogen, and igniting it.

 
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:38 PM   #5
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Sounds like fun!

 
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:11 PM   #6
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WOW! Funky Fish! We must have been in the same Science Class! But I remember catching something on fire!?

 
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:58 AM   #7
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On fire? Only once, and we had it out before the alarm went off!

 
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