Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#195290 - 05/05/06 08:17 AM Chemists' test detects adulterated tequila  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,425
SimonB Offline
SimonB  Offline
When drinking fine tequila, look for a clear or light yellow color, a smooth taste and a hefty dose of methanol, 2-methyl-1-butanol and 2-phenylethanol.

The presence of these three chemicals is significantly higher in tequila made from 100 percent blue agave, a spiky succulent plant that grows in Mexico, and now scientists have developed a test to determine whether tequila is pure or "mixto" with sugar.

In a statement timed to coordinate with the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo, or May 5, the American Chemical Society said it was publishing research on a quality assurance test for tequila in the June 14 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

"Tequila is one of the best regulated spirits in the world, with strict Mexican standards and labeling regulations," study leader Dirk Lachenmeier said in the statement. However, the researchers said adulterated samples have been reported.

To guard against this, they analyzed the chemicals in 31 samples of 100 percent blue agave tequila and compared the results to 25 mixed-tequila samples.

The pure agave versions had higher levels of methanol, 2-methyl-1-butanol and 2-phenylethanol, the scientists found.

#195291 - 05/05/06 10:36 AM Re: Chemists' test detects adulterated tequila  
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 2,364
GAY AND DAVID Offline
.
GAY AND DAVID  Offline
what about the worm? :p

#195292 - 05/05/06 10:40 AM Re: Chemists' test detects adulterated tequila  
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,429
dogmatic prevaricator Offline
.
dogmatic prevaricator  Offline
if you take the worm out and let it sober up, it will crawl away.


If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.
#195293 - 05/05/06 10:48 AM Re: Chemists' test detects adulterated tequila  
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 2,364
GAY AND DAVID Offline
.
GAY AND DAVID  Offline
it's the other white meat :rolleyes:

#195294 - 05/05/06 10:56 AM Re: Chemists' test detects adulterated tequila  
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 444
cracked up Offline
.
cracked up  Offline
The famous "Worm" is actually in "Mescal" which isn't really a Tequila.

#195295 - 05/05/06 11:04 AM Re: Chemists' test detects adulterated tequila  
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 2,364
GAY AND DAVID Offline
.
GAY AND DAVID  Offline
what is mescal made from?
or should i be scared to ask!

#195296 - 05/05/06 11:52 AM Re: Chemists' test detects adulterated tequila  
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 264
Danl & the Boop Offline
 
Danl & the Boop  Offline
I was told by a Mexican that Mascal is the unrefined Tequila. ???

#195297 - 05/05/06 05:47 PM Re: Chemists' test detects adulterated tequila  
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,366
deacon+ Offline
 
deacon+  Offline
The worm in Mescal was suppose to eat the little nasties, once done he went to the bottom of the bottle.

#195298 - 05/05/06 05:55 PM Re: Chemists' test detects adulterated tequila  
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,366
deacon+ Offline
 
deacon+  Offline
As far as I know the reason that Mescal tastes the way it does is because it is filtered through raw charcol.


Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
June
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (1 invisible), 101 guests, and 16 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics64,656
Posts463,672
Members18,834
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0