Top 10 weird wine ingredients

28th February, 2013 by Andy Young

3. Reptiles

snake and scorpionSnake and scorpion wines are found throughout China and South East Asia and are made by infusing the reptile in question in rice wine, but they can also be infused in grain alcohol. Sometimes snakes and scorpions are combined in the same wine and lizards and geckos can be infused in wine as well.

Like tiger bone wine, snake wine is believed to have medicinal properties helping with everything from eyesight to hair loss and sexual performance. Venomous snakes are often used and are left to steep in the wine for many months.

Other parts of the snake are also used in wine including blood, bile and gall bladder.

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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