It is wine time in Italy. Five members of two families were overcome by the fumes from handling the fermenting wine as they got it ready to be stored in barrels. Four men gathered to stir the large fermenting vats of grapes and grape juice and then decant the juice into wooden barrels to finish the fermenting, flavoring and storage process. In this case all the activity was taking place in a closed basement. Police and EMT’s theorize that the CO2 levels from the fermenting grapes was so high the men passed out on the scene. Fermentation is the process that turns grape juice into wine. Over time, yeast consumes the grapes’ natural sugars and produces alcohol, along with a considerable amount of carbon dioxide. CO2 produced from the winemaking process is five times more concentrated than in planes or cars, one liter of fermented grape juice producing 60 liters of CO2. The fumes sink to the bottom of confined spaces and can be extremely dangerous as they are colorless and odorless, meaning inexperienced winemakers, particularly those who make their own homemade wine, can be easily caught out. When the men were gone too long, one daughter in law came to check on them and called police. Wine is dangerous even before you drink it.
Caution: Dangerous wine
I love cooking with wine.
Sometimes, I even put it in the food.
We have an open-door policy. Show up with wine, and we will open the door.
What is the difference between a glass of wine and a man?
A glass of wine hits the spot every time.
In the wine there is wisdom, in beer there is strength, in the water there are bacteria.
October 8th Birthdays
1969 – Anna Marie Duff, 1988 – Bella Thome, 1994 – Molly Quinn, 1950 – Sigourney Weaver
1944 – Chevy Chase, 1970 – Matt Damon, 1981 – Nick Cannon, 1987 – Bruno Mars
If you want to run with the big dogs, you have to get off the porch.