Grapes from wildfires used to make Brandy…

Posted by Kane on July 23, 2021 4:05 am

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Kate Rogers reports from Napa on the impact of deadly fires on the area’s wine industry, and how one winemaker is taking smoke-tainted grapes and using them to make Brandy.

 

 

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Iso
Iso

What! They didn’t whine and complain to the democrats. Surely the taxpayers of America now owe them a living.

Nan Pal
Nan Pal

“I wanna go to May-am-eee!”
(id est: my fav whine)

Len
Len

When life hands you smoked grapes, you make Brandy.

Jack
Jack

I’ve had some AWESOME smokey single malt scotches! If I still drank, I’d definitely try to get a bottle of this brandy!

Jahealy
Jahealy

This thread … 😂

Jose
Jose

Carcinogenic brandy. Helluva an idea.

Snoggeramus
Snoggeramus

The perfect companion to your cigar. 🙂

Jose
Jose

Except scotch has smoke specifically from peat. Not construction materials, plastic and whatever else was being consumed by the fire.

ron
ron

More obsession. And at least the third account name.

Smogtester
Smogtester

I live in Napa. Be very careful of Smokey grapes as buildings, plastics, cars, etc were in that smoke.

ron
ron

The vast majority was trees , brush and grass.

Gsb
Gsb

Thanks for the smog test last week.

Freedom isn't free
Freedom isn't free

Ah, so THAT’s why they mismanaged the forests.

Stribog
Stribog

Carbon makes just about everything taste better.
Giggle.

USA
USA

Smoked Cheddar cheese!

bobdog
bobdog

Warning: The State of Californica has determined that second hand smoke is highly carcinogenic and potentially lethal. All Californica citizens are cautioned to clutch your pearls and clinch their buttocks.

They do this whenever they are told. They do this or we raise your taxes again.

Voidpoint
Voidpoint

They should be making hand sanitizer

Nancy
Nancy

They did!

Tea Tephi
Tea Tephi

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome….it’s the American way.

David
David

It’s not just wood smoke, but car batteries, shingles, tires etc.
Pass.

Voidpoint
Voidpoint

That’s called bouquet

ron
ron

Obsessed with hysterical minutiae.

LnNV
LnNV

SHHH, don’t tell Nanzi that, she won’t drink it. We need her and the lunatic Gruesome Newson to drink it and die.

BobCoKnows
BobCoKnows

Live in Virginia, and the smoke has finally arrived via the Jet Stream. Gotta wonder if there will be a special bacon product smoked with this crap import from CA and OR. Sure want me some BACON right now…

ron
ron

I have some – bought before the big price jump.

CajunBot63
CajunBot63

Seriously. I went to Sonoma a year after a local fire there. They had made some wine with the grapes exposed to the cool morning smoky haze. I of course, to show my dedication to quality assurance, tried it. It was awful. Horrible. As in Not Good.

Gsb
Gsb

Let it age.

jake
jake

A little smokey taste is good in some wines.

Taurs Bullyarn
Taurs Bullyarn

Shouldn’t she be wearing a mask?

It's not nice to fool Mother Nature
It's not nice to fool Mother Nature

It’d be real funny if this Brandy brand went Viral crazy in demand. Vineyards all over the Left Coast would be taking overgrowth and burning it to taint grapes with smoke. Other neighboring Vineyards would protest and file lawsuits who want regular Wines. The lunatic Greenies would be in meltdown.
Psycho Nancy Pelosi owns a medium sized Vineyard and estate in the area. Botox Bish also has her own Wine (probably used to launder money).

7rs
7rs

I’ll make em some taint wine.

Subjectofussa
Subjectofussa

Smoked wine sounds shtty sorry.

SaraHomemakrr
SaraHomemakrr

Alcoholic Lemons into Lemoncello- well there you go.

Bayoukiki
Bayoukiki

Now THAT is American ingenuity!!! God gives you lemons, you make lemonade!!!!!

Joker
Joker

bottoms up buttercup

Elmer
Elmer

Brilliant. Im sure all the elites will love how special this makes them feel when they monopolize the limited supply.

Jack
Jack

Maybe they can bring it with them when they all blast off into space on Jeff Bozo’s penis rocket!

Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson

This is a great example of ingenuity.

Auric
Auric

Wine not?

YoMomma
YoMomma

I bet it’s awesome.

30roundz
30roundz

Would try 🤔

harley00
harley00

Curious about the flavor. But would be awesome for cooking.

M.V.
M.V.

Joking aside; the smoky flavor it might have could lead to vintners actually making it part of the process for some brandies. Humans have often discovered new ways to do things by accident or happenstance.

Auric
Auric

Chili? might be good.

Rachael Slur
Rachael Slur

Soon as you open a bottle, it smells just like downtown San Francisco.

jollyroger
jollyroger

Or Portland

joesf
joesf

Always got to bring S.F. into any CA story. SF doesn’t have anything to do with the biggest and best wine producers in the country. Green with envy I’d say.

Auric
Auric

I like the clip at the end where ol’ Shemp Smith thanks everyone for watching. I assume he means both of his viewers.

Enufodis Enufodat
Enufodis Enufodat

The brandy is so smoky I got rid of my cigar.

WindUpRubberFinger(dot)com
WindUpRubberFinger(dot)com

Why not!? At least there’s done good to come out of it!

JoeUser
JoeUser

Interesting take on “when you have lemons…”

I’ll bet it’s tasty, for sure.

Edit: Ha, like minds, @USA… lol

chim
chim

I love grappa, so I’m pretty curious myself.

USA
USA

“When life gives you lemons make lemonade”

sagebrush
sagebrush

I think the message is ” when life gives you lemons make brandy.”

Effyew
Effyew

When life gives you lemons, squeeze and add vodka.