My blog is dedicated to the exploration of industrial hemp in America including the rich history of all forms of cannabis, the evolving law and politics of hemp and marijuana, the many products made from cannabis and the capacity, real or imagined, of hemp to re-industrialize rural America and revitalize the American family farm.
Sovereign Vines invites you to celebrate the release of the only hemp infused wine in America. We are excited for you to experience the invigorating aromas and tastes of this new and exciting wine produced in Binghamton, New York. Free food and hemp wine will be provided. Come anytime between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM, bring your friends!
Must be over the age of 21.
"Innovative Bottling Inc. is an Upstate New York winery focused on bringing to the consumer a brand new twist on wine experience; hemp-infusion. We have found that the addition of a hemp extract to all different varietals of wine adds a uniquely enhancing flavor. A taste and smell has been described as deeply refreshing, and really bringing out some amazing qualities of the base wine. You do not need to look for novelty to find something new in your wine experience but hemp, a plant that holds an important and special place in the history of America.
The idea of hemp-infused wine is not new, you can find its roots dating back to the late 1990s when current president, James Castetter, came across such an idea while visiting Amsterdam. Upon trying this seemingly odd combination of hemp and wine he was determined to bring this back to the United States. In early 1998 his company, Hemp Wine America, successfully launched two products; Harvest Red and Northern White. Rapidly these products became popular in New York and across the country. Unfortunately at the time government regulations were incomplete and he was not able to advance further.
During the summer of 2015 James and his son Kaelan, CEO of Great State Marketing, began working on relaunching this exciting but forgotten product. Throughout the past year and a half we have brought together a world class team that has modernized the product and its image. "