Seaweed wine

Posted on June 25, 2006 

Seaweed wine

A German marine biologist is carving out a new sideline by developing wine made from seaweed.

Dr Inez Linke says the 16% proof wine, made from the brown laminaria saccharina seaweed, tastes like a fine sherry and is extremely healthy.

“Marine algae contains many minerals, salts, vitamins and proteins that makes this particular wine extremely healthy and boosts the immune system,” said Dr Linke.

The seaweed is matured in water eight metres deep for around six months, when it is then harvested by divers.

Dr Linke says the wine, on sale in Germany for £15 a bottle, has started to gather a fan base of connoisseurs and chefs, who use it in cocktails and haute cuisine.

She now hopes to sell the wine throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

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from Ananova

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