Thursday, 20 December 2007

Pyramid Power

You probably won't believe it but it''s true – pyramid power is being used to make wine. Summerhill Pyramid Winery in the Okanagan, British Columbia have built a pyramid in which to age their wines.

When Stephen Cipes, owner of the winery, first visited the Okanagan in 1986, the New York developer believed he'd found unique conditions to produce "intensely flavoured small grapes" - the perfect base for sparkling wine. Cipes brought grape clones from France and personally planted them on his hands and knees.

The vineyard is over 50 acres of organically grown grapes and the soil is boosted with Glacier rock dust to improve its trace minerals.

How the pyramid helps the improve the wine I don't know but they do explain the many theories of pyramid power on their website – I must admit that I don't quite follow the mathematical one of Pi and Phi but they do say that:

“Time being a "given" based on the earth's rotation around the sun in an oval or elliptical route, versus being in the pyramid with it apex circling the sun as a toy top would as it tilts while it spins. Therefore, our conception of time while in the Pyramid may be "distorted". How long have we been in here? Is it time that ages wine?”

Or have they been drinking too much of it?

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