My friend Jack recently posted a news article (link below) on one of the social networks about the declining production of wine world-wide.
Although I am hardly a wine connosieur I would still drink wine every time I'm offered a glass or whenever I feel like opening a bottle. I prefer reds but wouldn't mind a Chardonnay every now and then.
Now that it looks like wine will be getting more expensive since demand is in excess of supply we might have to resort to some drastic measures, such as:
1. Stepping up production of local wine. Here on the Big Island of Hawaii, we have the Volcano Winery. They make a variety of grape, fruit and specialty wines. Some local favorites are Hawaiian-Guava-Grape Wine, which costs about $20 a bottle and Macademia Nut Honey Wine, also $20 a bottle.
2. Check the possibility of making wine out of other local fruits. The Big Island is known for, among other things, those sweet and fragrant papayas. Has anybody tried making papaya wine?
3. Rice wine abounds all over Asia. The Japanese have Saki. Filipinos have Basi. And since there are many Asians in Hawaii who are rice lovers, maybe it's about time somebody comes up with a Hawaiian rice wine.
4. If nothing else works and you're desperate enough, try meditating on vats of tap water and maybe if you're lucky, a miracle will transform water into wine.
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Posted with Aloha
- ARIEL MURPHY