Top 10 weird wine ingredients

28th February, 2013 by Andy Young

1. Deer penis

deer penis wineAccording to traditional Chinese medicine, for deer penis to retain its beneficial properties it must – horrifically – be extracted from the deer while it is still alive.

It is claimed that prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics athletes were told not to drink deer penis wine, because it may contain certain banned substances including ephedrine. The wine is said to be an effective remedy for athletic injuries, and other benefits are thought to be enhanced sexual virility, aiding joints and making pregnant women (and their baby) stronger.

The wine sells for anything from US$12 a glass up to $450 for a bottle and is also thought, by some, to be an aphrodisiac.

2 Responses to “Top 10 weird wine ingredients”

  1. Ross says:

    What ever will they think of next……

  2. cairola says:

    why would your Sr editor Lucy Shaw drink this wine hat is clearly a cruel product. db is no longer a magazine that I will read

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