Why Age Your Wine in Barrels When You’ve Got the Ocean?: You may have placed your wine in a bucket and put it in the ocean to keep it cold when on a seaside picnic before, but have you ever thought to keep it there for three months? Napa Valley-based Mira Winery, owned by Jim Dyke Jr. of Charleston, South Carolina, wants to give it a try. He’s interested in how the motion, temperature, and light in the ocean affect the aging of wine. To do so, he’s packed cases of his winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon in steel mesh cases and is submerging them in an undisclosed area of the Charleston harbor. While wineries in Europe have experimented with ocean-aging before, this is apparently the first time someone is trying it off of the United States coast. Sunken treasure, indeed.

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