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Now, savour 4.5 billion yrs old 'meteorite' flavoured extra-terrestrial wine

Washington, Wed, 18 Jan 2012 ANI

Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): An Englishman now working in Chile has created world's first wine aged with a meteorite that fell to Earth from space.


Maker Ian Hutcheon thinks that the infusion of a bit of meteorite gives his wine a "livelier taste."


The meteorite in question, Hutchinson claims, is roughly three inches in diameter, 4.5 billion years old, and likely hails from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It crashed in Chile's Atacama Desert some 6,000 year ago, the Discovery News reported.


Officially the meteorite belongs to "an American collector".


The process dubbed "malolactic fermentation" took 12 months, when the priceless piece of space rock was marinated in a wooden barrel of red wine.


It is a process that takes place after the primary fermentation.


So now, besides space beer, astronomy buffs have their very own brand of wine as well.


"When you drink this wine, you are drinking elements from the birth of the solar system," Hutchinson said.


He asserted that he wanted "to give everybody the opportunity to touch something from space: the very history of the solar system, and feel it via a grand wine." (ANI)


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