Cambodian wine: the Wild Grape Wine Company.

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Cambodian wine: the Wild Grape Wine Company.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:17 pm

Did you know that they make wine in Cambodia ? A winemaker from Pursat has been producing wine using wild grapes for the past ten years.
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The Wild Grape Wine Company already exports wine to China, and the winemaker, Mr Vireak, is hoping to break into Vietnamese and Thai markets. However, he says that the Asean Economic Community(AEC) has not been much use to his business so far.
From http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33768//

Anyone seen this, or tasted it ?
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Re: Cambodian wine: the Wild Grape Wine Company.

Postby hanno » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:15 pm

They also produce wine near Battambang. Tried it once a few years ago. I have stuck to Cambodian beer ever since, couldn't even use that vile stuff as vinegar.
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Re: Cambodian wine: the Wild Grape Wine Company.

Postby taabarang » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:31 pm

No, I haven't drunk the wine but I've eaten the wild grapes of Cambodia (tumpeang bai ju) and as such they are hardly recommendable. They are sour and impart an itchy sensation in the mouth and throat and on the lips. It is hard to believe that fermentation alone could remove these noxious qualities. Maybe it doesn't but people buy it because it's cheap and gets the job done. It might be similar to Thunderbird, a beverage best quaffed from a brown bag while comfortably established on a curb by the gutter.
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Re: Cambodian wine: the Wild Grape Wine Company.

Postby Anchor Moy » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:42 pm

taabarang wrote:No, I haven't drunk the wine but I've eaten the wild grapes of Cambodia (tumpeang bai ju) and as such they are hardly recommendable. They are sour and impart an itchy sensation in the mouth and throat and on the lips. It is hard to believe that fermentation alone could remove these noxious qualities. Maybe it doesn't but people buy it because it's cheap and gets the job done. It might be similar to Thunderbird, a beverage best quaffed from a brown bag while comfortably established on a curb by the gutter.
There could be a potential market for this in SHV, but I've never seen it here. :D
Not surprised they are exporting to China though.
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Re: Cambodian wine: the Wild Grape Wine Company.

Postby Raybull » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:21 am

Anchor Moy wrote:
taabarang wrote:No, I haven't drunk the wine but I've eaten the wild grapes of Cambodia (tumpeang bai ju) and as such they are hardly recommendable. They are sour and impart an itchy sensation in the mouth and throat and on the lips. It is hard to believe that fermentation alone could remove these noxious qualities. Maybe it doesn't but people buy it because it's cheap and gets the job done. It might be similar to Thunderbird, a beverage best quaffed from a brown bag while comfortably established on a curb by the gutter.
There could be a potential market for this in SHV, but I've never seen it here. :D
Not surprised they are exporting to China though.
Yes, best to export solely to the 'Half sights', keep the Aussie and Chile vintages for those with a (long) nose for quality, at a fair price.

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