Weed And Wine: Together At Last

Feature image via thekitchn.com

You’ve really got to hand it to Californians on this one. They’ve taken two of their most abundant crops — wine grapes and weed –and combined them to create cannabis cabernets.

“The recipe for pot wine, such as it is, consists of dropping one pound of marijuana into a cask of fermenting wine, which yields about 1.5 grams of pot per bottle; the better the raw materials—grapes and dope—the better the wine. The fermentation process converts the sugar in grapes into alcohol, and alcohol extracts the THC from marijuana.”

Apparently the wine has been around since the Reagan administration — and its War On Drugs — and sold for as much as $100 a bottle. Since then, a lot of the stigma and danger surrounding weed has disappeared and pot wine has become more popular. Crane Carter, president of the Napa Valley Marijuana Growers, thinks we can expect to see more of it in the next few years. “People love wine,” he says, “and they love weed.”

via helablog.com

 


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51 Comments

  1. It occurs to me…This wine is available in California..A-Camp is happening in California..On Thursday I am flying to California…Any A-Campers want to help me hi-jack the shuttle and swing by to pick some of this up?

  2. I am going to put this out there as an Incredibly Queer Lady: I would rather swallow man-juice than this weedwine concoction. Yes, that kind of man juice.
    Again, I could probably not be more Queer. Yet somehow I am one of like 2 Queers I know of whose brain vomits a little at the constant discussion of weed. I’ve never been able to figure this out. ARE THERE ANY OTHER PEOPLE WHO FEEL THIS WAY? ANYONE. I have my own reasons and not passing judgement I just WANT TO KNOW.
    Just askin.

    DOES ANYONE ELSE JUST PUT BROWNIE IN THEIR BROWNIES

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