Your Red Wine Might Have Pot in It (No, Really)

red wineOh California, you give us so much craziness. From the always entertaining antics out of Hollywood to your love of marijuana, you never fail to make us say OMG. Latest case in point -- pot-infused wine that's said to be sparking a nationwide trend.

According to the Daily Beast, while this vino with a kick isn't brand new (though it's certainly new to me), it has had a resurgence, and California winemakers are leading the revival -- but, of course.

To produce the dope wine (and I don't mean that in a good way) winemakers apparently just take a bunch of pot (about a pound) and put it into a cask of fermenting wine. The ganja apparently goes best with grapes of the Cabernet variety best. Then they let nature take its course, and viola -- vino that will get you buzzed like none other.

Personally, I don't get it. Wine by itself has such a lovely, relaxing effect if sipped in moderation. It's refined and elegant and makes me think of chamber music; and while it has its virtues, pot makes me think of a Grateful Dead concert. Marrying the two just seems like a mess, and I don't see the point. Some things are better left alone.

So who's drinking this stuff? One maker of the concoction told the reporter that since pot is pretty prevalent in California, the wine no longer garners a high (pun intended) dollar like it may have back in the day. Instead, "it's really just a party drink that winemakers break out whenever the mood strikes." So depending on what kind of circles you party in, you may want to give your glass an extra sniff lest you end up with some mad munchies, duuude.

Call me a buzz kill, but it just seems like way too much going on in one glass. I love my wine, but this just seems like a bad mixture, and I can't imagine how many crackers and cheese (and Doritos and Twinkies) I'd want to ingest after each glass.

Would you drink pot-infused wine?


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nonmember avatar Pure Ignorance

Dear Author,

Why are you writing a topic which you obviously have no knowledge of, or experience with?

It is sad to hear that you think wine "has its virtues" while cannabis does not.

Next time do some more research before spewing forth such ignorance. Cannabis is by far one of the most virtuous plants on the entire planet. Use your own brain to draw conclusions instead of mindlessly repeating stereotypes perpetuated by a poisonous society operating on principles of greed.

Did you know that it eats tumors alive when you ingest the essential oil of the plant? In layman's terms - it CURES CANCER. This is just one of the virtuous and righteous qualities of this amazing gift from God. I'll leave the rest of the research up to you, enjoy! :)

Rushn311 Rushn311

Sounds good! LOL

Kmakk... Kmakksmom

That is interesting!  I wouldn't knock it until I tried it, and if I liked it I wouldn't knock it either.

MamaM... MamaMandee

Interesting, Id be up for trying it! 

elasmimi elasmimi

I don't drink wine or smoke pot, so this would be sort of useless for me.

nikki... nikki32230

No question, I would be stoked to try it!

Kaina... Kainalu55

sure...why nbot? lol

Kate Gladstone

Re the article's assertion "viola -- vino that will get you buzzed like none other": plainly, it's at least strong enough to make you forget how to spell "voilĂ "!

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