Food & Drink

Rebel Coast Winery launches world’s first THC-infused, alcohol-free wine

Crisp. Fruity. With a hint of marijuana.

That’s what you’ll likely sniff inside a glass of Rebel Coast Winery’s newest wine. The Sonoma winery has crafted a sauvignon blanc that is free of alcohol and infused with THC. The wine, which costs $60 per bottle, is available for pre-order now. It will be distributed in California starting in 2018.

In a recent press release, Rebel Coast co-founder Alex Howe called the infused wine “a premium product that will be a hot, new dinner party trend across California and soon, the United States.” The patent-pending product has four milligrams of THC per serving and on average affects consumers in under 15 minutes, according to the press release.

Grapes for the wine are grown and fermented in Sonoma County. Rebel Coast removes the wine’s alcohol and infuses each bottle with 16 milligrams of organic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The infusion incorporates essential fragrant oils called terpenes to give the wine a marijuana aroma. These oils are secreted in the flower’s sticky resin glands, the same ones that produce THC and other cannabinoids.

If you are 21 or older and live in California, you can pre-order a bottle on the Rebel Coast web site. Orders are expected to ship in early 2018 and will be distributed to more than 500 dispensaries across California by Green Reef Distributing, a licensed statewide cannabis distributor.

Up next: Swirl a glass of Rebel Coast’s cannabis-infused rose and sparkling wine.

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