Wine without wine

by  |  13-06-2016

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: This the ’46? Robert Picard: ’47. You’ve been drinking too much of that artificial stuff. What do you call it? Synthehol? Spoiled you. Ruined your palate. Captain Jean-Luc Picard: On the contrary. I think that synthehol heightens one’s appreciation for the genuine article. For those who may not be up on their Star Trek: The Next Generation, the above is a quote from an episode in 1990 wherein Captain Picard’s brother takes a dig at him for drinking only “synthehol” on board the Enterprise, not to mention more “Earl Grey, hot” than one would believe a Frenchman to drink. Naturally, when watching the series over 25 years ago now, this all seemed like science fiction, but about two weeks ago an article about a company who is working to synthesize exact profiles of famous wines made social media waves. It goes without saying that many decried it […]
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