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According to a 1715 recipe discovered among the shelves of a pharmacy in one of Italy's oldest pharmacies, the elixir of long life might be a concoction of honey, cherries, and secret herbs infused in a true Chianti-grape wine.

Click the Sangiovese grapes to see the story.

Wine for life?

Cheers!
Chris

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clevermanka
Sep. 16th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Paging adammaker, come in, adammaker.
will_couvillier
Sep. 16th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
Hummm...interesting that there were herbs named "secret" written out on a recipe in 1715.
mckitterick
Sep. 16th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
;-)

I think what that means is the current manufacturers are keeping those herbs secret.
will_couvillier
Sep. 16th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
:0

You mean they're not what Colonel Sanders uses on his chicken!?!

Whoa!

(Sorry. Some things you just HAVE to make funny of!)
renegade500
Sep. 16th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
Sounds good to me! All the more reason to have a glass with dinner. Even if it doesn't lead to long life, it's just one of those nice things in life.
mckitterick
Sep. 16th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
Right-o! With chocolate on the side, of course, to ensure the long-life properties (and double the pleasure).
renegade500
Sep. 16th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
Without either, what would be the purpose of going on?
silverfae
Sep. 17th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)

...liver with fava beans and a nice Chianti?

MWHAHHAHA!
mckitterick
Sep. 17th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
I've heard about such recipes for long life before....
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