Powdered Wine ?!?
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.
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!
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.