Today’s Word Of the Week must be imaginary, because it can’t be found in the dictionary. It is
If it’s imaginary, where did I find it? Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no lies. If pressed, some dictionaries will tell you that ‘propionate’ is; A salt or ester of propionic acid, containing the group CH3CH2COO. Google will send you to Wiki, which explains that it is a natural by-product of winemaking.
Winemaking includes harvesting, crushing, vatting, fermentation and bottling. Propionation is restricted to the actions and additives of the vintners during fermentation which produces this yummy-sounding substance.
For those who worry about such things, despite having a chemical formula that looks like the name of a Hungarian brothel, it is all-natural, and not Genetically Modified. So, whether you purchase $200 bottles of Merlot, or pick up the $3.99/gallon cardboard box of plonk at a K-Mart blue-light special, you can feel safe. Me??! I’m sticking with the Heineken Dark ambrosia. See you in a couple of days, when I’m sober. 😉