Thursday, October 11, 2007

Age your wine in seconds????

I recently got a wine catalong and saw the weirdest thing....its supposed to age your wine a year per second it touches it:

"Clef du Vin is a scientifically-designed measuring device made from a mix of precious metals. Made for all wines, Clef du Vin, when dipped into a glass of wine, will age the wine one year for each second the alloy is in contact with the wine. Two seconds equals two years from now, three seconds equals three years from now, etc. Take the guesswork out of collecting with this invaluable tool. The individual Pocket Professional is presented in a handsome burgundy leather case."
How....weird. I know rushing the aging process is something everyone is looking to do - I've even heard freezing wine can age wine at a fast speed. Although weird, its understandable why people try stuff like this. Just like how people are trying to create lab diamonds-why wait if you can get the same thing now??
The pocket size one is 99.99 so I don't think I'll be trying it out soon, but I admit, I'm intrigued yet...very skeptical.

1 comment:

Doubting Thomas said...

I really think this is a ripoff. There's no way any kind of device can magically age wine "one year per second" or at any other speed. The only way to age wine is with time. Unless they have a valid scientific explanation for how this supposedly works, there's no reason to think that it does anything but separate a fool from his money.

However, if you buy one, we should set up a blind taste test to see if you can tell the difference between a normal glass of wine and one that the device is used on. But be sure to keep the receipt.