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Powdered Wine ?!?

KayceeK Jul 24, 2009 01:08 PM

Local breakfast television show was talking about powdered wine this morning, and I was thinking what a dumb concept...until they mentioned the merits of having it when on a remote expedition, such as at the top of a climb of Mount Everest. Then, it might be nice to be able to celebrate with some powdered wine sprinkled liberally onto the tongue.

Alright, I'm sure it's meant to be mixed with water, but I thought I'd put the concept to fellow Hounds. Is powdered wine ever a good idea??? Would you try it? For me - maybe camping I'd give it a go, if it meant saving lugging bottles into the woods. Maybe.

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    adrienne156 RE: KayceeK Jul 24, 2009 01:12 PM

    I add wine to my pasta sauces and then simmer that down until it melds with the other ingredients and some of the liquid evaporates - maybe powdered wine could be a short cut? I could also see using it in dry rubs.

    ETA: I don't think I'd drink it though. Too foreign of a concept.

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      KayceeK RE: adrienne156 Jul 24, 2009 01:25 PM

      Hmm, yes, I think the dry rub idea sounds like a good use for it.

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      RicRios RE: KayceeK Jul 24, 2009 01:50 PM

      I'll definitely try it in my next climb to the top of Mount Everest.

      1. goodhealthgourmet RE: KayceeK Jul 24, 2009 01:51 PM

        i'm not so sure about the concept - scientifically it doesn't make much sense to me. adding water to it doesn't account for the alcohol that must have evaporated during the drying process.

        wine/grapeseed flour, on the other hand - which is meant for culinary applications, not for rehydrating & drinking - fascinates me. i first heard about it a year ago or so, and of course i completely forgot to order some to play with it!


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          takadi RE: goodhealthgourmet Sep 6, 2012 01:09 PM

          Think of all the uses it would have for those who can't have alcohol for religious or health reasons

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            FrankJBN RE: takadi Sep 6, 2012 01:18 PM

            Like what?

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              takadi RE: FrankJBN Sep 6, 2012 07:36 PM

              Well for one, think of all the recipes where red wine is required and the only substitute is more stock, water, or red wine vinegar

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            kagemusha49 RE: goodhealthgourmet Sep 6, 2012 01:52 PM

            Clearly the alcohol has to be bonded into the powder. I used to know enough chemistry to be able to figure out how - maybe chemicalkinetics knows.

          3. pikawicca RE: KayceeK Sep 6, 2012 02:06 PM

            I used to take the red stuff camping. It's fine to cook with, but I didn't feel the urge to drink it.

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