Cabernet paired with a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite? ~ Thirsty Thursday

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A Curious Coupling … That Works

Weird and wacky wines

Dark, cold outer space is the new wine and spirits frontier.

The extra-terrestrial terroir taste in Meteorito, a cabernet made at Chile’s Tremonte winery, comes from a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite from the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars.

Winery general manager Ian Hutcheon, owner of the nearby Centro Astronomico Tagua Tagua and anxious to join his two passions, submerged the 3-inch space rock in some of his 2010 cabernet for a year.