Wednesday, 28 October, 2009
Swiss scientists put very old wine in new bottles
Winemakers near Zurich have developed an innovative technique for producing award-winning wines using yeast taken from a 100-year-old bottle of white wine. Swiss microbiologists re-activated the dormant yeast after taking it from an 1895 bottle of Räuschling, and report that the new version inherits many of the vintage wine’s qualities.
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WRS’s Adam Beaumont spoke to Dr Jürg Gafner from the Agroscope Changins research station in Wädenswil to find out more.
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