WOW #34

Wine

Today’s Word Of the Week must be imaginary, because it can’t be found in the dictionary.  It is

PROPIONATION

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.  😉

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6 thoughts on “WOW #34

  1. I can’t pronounce it, even before drinking the wine.

    BTW, any post that starts with a picture of wine is a must-read for me. I do love my wine – but not to excess, of course. Good job, Archon.

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  2. Dale says:

    You “done well”, Archon… I like this one
    And I’m an equal opportunity drinking, meaning wine, beer, or whatever – but not plonk. Never plonk

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  3. azephyrrose says:

    Hungarian brothel. Bahahaha!

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