Army Worm Wine

image I've posted previously about snake wine, which I thought sounded pretty gross, but I could understand how it was made. Snakes are simply added to rice wine. However, Army Worm Wine is another matter altogether. Ray Reigstad says that he makes this concoction directly from army worms (they're those creatures that hang in web-like tents from trees). In other words, he's not just adding them to rice wine. He's somehow fermenting the worms themselves to produce a wine that supposedly tastes like pinot grigio or white bordeaux. Here's how he says that it's done:

As far as the process goes, I simply treated them as a combination of a fruit and a flower, after all, they eat leaves. Other ingredients include sugar, water, champagne yeast (from Canada), yeast nutrient, pectic enzymes, acid blend and campden tablets. This wine was made in Duluth, Minnesota in small batches using highly sterile equipment. It registers approximately 11% alcohol on the vino-meter.

I'm not a wine expert (though I like drinking it), but just because the worms eat leaves doesn't mean they're sugary enough to ferment. Or does it? My gut instinct (for some reason) is to believe that this stuff is real, but I'd like to know more about how it's made.


Posted on Thu Jan 27, 2005


So there you have it folks. It does not give YOU brain worms or the cosmic hee-bee gee bee's. It's simple, pure, organic and crisp. I sort of wish though that I had the time to go that far out of my way to sell about 100 T-shirts. The world would be even a greater place then. Gee, let me think, how can I sell some shirts? HMMM, start a website, register the domain name, pay somewone to build it, do about fifty fucking radio and TV interviews and then have people from all over the world call me AND my relatives begging to buy worm wine? And THEN, then I could have bored losers write detractions on the internet (probably the same type of people who actually watch "Survivor" or "Everybody Loves Raymand", real quality time spent there...) I know, I'll print T-shirts! What fun.
Posted by Ray Reigstad  in  Duluth, MN  on  Sat Feb 26, 2005  at  03:46 PM
Well... at least there's alwasy Absinthe... ( )

70% Alcohol (140 Proof) Alcohol. Get your mind right.
Posted by Drunken_Bastard  on  Wed Nov 09, 2005  at  09:01 PM
It is real and it's not bad. I live in duluth mn and have had a chance to partake several times.
Posted by bamboozle  on  Mon Jul 10, 2006  at  06:55 PM
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