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GBR Press: Venomous vino

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Posted by: W von Papinešu at Wed Jan 26 11:18:19 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by W von Papinešu ]  
   

DAILY MAIL (London, UK) 20 January 11 Snakes alive, the venomous vino that comes with added bite - But don't worry, the alcohol cancels out the poison
Photos at URL below : This wine's certainly got teeth: Bottles of snake and scorpion wine can now be ordered online as an unusual gift or even a health tonic
Forget eating the worm after downing your tequila - with these bottles of unusual wine produced in Vietnam, a tasty tipple comes with a far more potent bite.
A village there is producing snake and scorpion wine and shipping it worldwide, with the rare beverage available to order online.
The venomous cobra snake is used to make the snake wine but the poison is cancelled out by the alcoholic content of the drink, meaning you'll avoid a pounding hangover.
Similarly, months of fermenting means the dead scorpion encased in the yellow bottles doesn't have the same sting in the tail as when it was alive.
These new pictures show how the cobras and black scorpions are preserved in the liquid to have their poison dissolve in the rice wine.
Because snake venoms are protein-based, they are inactivated by the denaturing effects of ethanol, and thus are no more dangerous.
Instead, the liquor is considered healthy and seemingly has many health benefits.
Snake and scorpion wines are also known as a natural medicine used to treat different health problems such as back pain, rheumatism, lumbago and other health conditions.
These rice-based liquors are also considered to be a strong natural aphrodisiac.
While you might baulk at the idea of giving your other half a bottle for Valentine's Day, the drink has been touted as one of the most manly beverages ever made.
Snake wine has been considered an effective curative for thousands of years but is also widely thought to increase male virility.
There are thought to over 100 forms of 'Ruou thuoc' or 'medicine wine' available in Vietnam, many of which are infused with the remains of wildlife, with even endangered species included in the distilling process.
Venomous vino that comes with added bite


   

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