Meteorite-Infused Wine Coming Soon From Chile

An English winemaker is selling a wine infused with a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite
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If you have ever wanted to taste outer space (astronaut ice cream doesn't count) then this wine is for you: a cabernet sauvignon aged with a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite.

Ian Hutcheon, the father of this outer space wine, claims the meteorite is from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The wine, called Meteorito, is currently only available at the observatory Centro Astronomico Tagua Tagua in Chile, but Hutcheon hopes to begin exporting the wine abroad.

The wine was made from cabernet sauvignon grapes, fermented for 25 days, then fermented for an additional 12 months with the meteorite in a wooden barrel. The wine was then blended with another batch of cabernet sauvignon, making a reported 10,000 liters of the meteorite wine.

Hutcheon thinks the meteorite gives the wine a "livelier taste," making us think it might be a better investment than that space beer.

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