The Strangest Wines in the World
We all know how wine gets made, right? Producers spend months tending to their vines to grow the best grapes possible. Those grapes get pulped and processed until they create the gorgeous alcoholic juice we all love.
And that’s how it goes most of the time. But there’s always an exception.
What we are talking about is going so over-the-top weird with their wines that you can’t help but admire them.
These are some of the weirdest wines from around the world.
Yes, there are producers who make wines using one of the sharpest ingredients known to man. If someone asks us to think of a wine that’s the opposite of a grape-based wine, this is most probably one of the first that we’d think of.
It originates from California and there are 4 varieties of it.
That’s hardly what you’re looking for when you settle down to a nice dinner with your friends.
Birch Sap Wine
Sweden’s winemakers do not want to get out of this list.
However, Birch Sap Wine is a wine that dates all of the way back to the mid-1700s.
Most possibly, the cold climates in Sweden forced winemakers to get a little more creative.
Even today, several winemakers in the country head out to drain birch trees of their sap to make this wine. It’s actually a pretty tasty beverage.
That’s right. Pumpkins are not just used for a little bit of extra flavor for your spiced latte.
But like that latte, you’re only going to be able to get your hands on this type of wine in the Autumn. The very seasonal nature puts paid to any hopes of getting it during other times of the year.
If you heard there was a snake around, what would you do?
Sure, you would run away as fast as your legs can carry you. You surely wouldn’t think about catching the snake and using it as an ingredient in a bottle of wine.
The name says it all. You get a bottle of wine with the body of a dead ,venomous snake inside it. Don’t to worry about the venom. The alcohol neutralizes it, which makes the wine safe for consumption. But even knowing that, we’re not sure we are enough courageous to give it a try.
So this is a wine that’s made using avocado’s rather than grapes. It seems like an off choice of fruit as avocado is known more for its healthy fats .
The producers peel and pit their fruits before they put the flesh through the traditional winemaking process. Sometimes, they throw a little coconut in there to mix up the flavors. You can get avocado wine in both sweet and dry varieties.
Rose Petal Wine
You have to go all of the way to England if you want to taste this unique wine.
Lurgashall Winery has made its name for creating wines and spirits using all manner of unique ingredients. And a few years ago, they started to make a wine using rose petals.
Unsurprisingly, the end result was described as being aromatic and rather dry. But unfortunately, it was only produced as part of a promotional event. That means you’re unlikely to find it on sale any time soon.