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Sunday, May 20, 2007

For those who like floral wines

Residents of the Tehrathum and Sankhuwasabha districts of Nepal (maybe we should start calling them "appellations") are making wine from rhododendron blossoms.

Besides being reportedly tasty, the wine is said by locals to be beneficial for people with heart, chest and blood pressure problems. A liter of wine can be produced from a kilogram of blossoms gathered in rhododendron forests, which were recently on the verge of extinction in the area because they were a popular source of firewood.
M. Zane Grey, 11:12 AM