[Sca-cooks] More on Saba

David Walddon david at vastrepast.com
Mon Jun 21 20:01:19 PDT 2010

I have been really busy all day so sorry for the late reply.
Yes it was a wine making store.
Yes it is juice not wine.
I haven't seen any other concentrates etc. Pomegranate in the middle eastern
corpus. Anyone else?

On 6/21/10 1:12 AM, "Stefan li Rous" <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:

> Eduardo said:
> <<< I have achieved Saba!
> So I stopped at the wine store.
> Purchased 10 Liters of Chianti juice concentrate. >>>
> Was this a store selling wine? Or a store selling wine-making supplies?
> I'm assuming that both this Chianti juice concentrate and the resulting saba
> and the period saba, are all alcohol free, since they haven't fermented,
> correct?
> I'm also imagining that one of the reasons to concentrate the juice was to
> keep it from fermenting. One of the few ways they probably had to keep a fruit
> juice from fermenting.
> Is there any evidence of them concentrating other fruit juices in period to
> preserve them? It sounds like you could concentrate something like apple juice
> during the harvest time and then add water later and you would have fresh
> juice out of season. But I guess the catch might be getting good, clean water
> to reconstitute the juice concentrate with.
> Stefan
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