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February 15, 2013 | 1:25 PM

Napa-based Mira Winery plans to make history as the first American winery to experiment with aging wine in the ocean. Divers will place four cases of 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon in specially designed cages in Charleston Harbor Mira Winery on February 20. Read more here.

President Jim Dyke said:

“We will make an initial drop to test a process which we plan to expand on in both quantity and time going forward. Making history in Charleston Harbor is not new, but certainly a first for a Napa Valley Winery.”

It will be tested after three months. Gustavo Gonzalez, Mira Winery winemaker, points out:

“The ocean has similar ideal elements that impact aging – temperature, pressure, humidity, pressure motion, light -- or lack thereof -- and oxygen. Is there something just as impactful and interesting in aquaoir as there is about terroir? We are going to try and find out."

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