How Weed Smells to Wine Experts
Wine pros can discern a rainbow of flavors in every glass. What happens when they get a whiff of of fresh, high-end (and legal!) marijuana? Writer Carson Demmond and super-sommelier Patrick Cappiello (of Pearl & Ash and Rebelle in New York City) visited Colorado's Green Dragon Cannabis Co. for an aromatic sniffing session with director of operations Alex Levine.
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Music playing! S 1 A lot of people associate the
smell of weed with a darker skunkier smell, you know
that is just one type or smell that you can
get out of the plant. S 2 Yes, let's start
smelling! All right, no more waiting. Here we go. Can
we just take these right off? This is the Chocolope.
They're some kind of earthy, kind of piney but still
sweet, still sweet smelling. Yes. Yeah, smells like rosemary, like.
Definitely herbal. That one's actually fairly mild. We're gonna go
with something that has more in your face kind of
smell. So this is Golden Goat. That's got like, a
very sweet That's crazy I know. The pineapple. It's almost
like candied fruit. I wish my neighbor would switch to
this because my hallway reeks like the skunkiest **** ever.
So this is the thai light. Reminds me of roast
chicken [LAUGHS] Which I love. With all the herbs packed
in. Yeah, exactly. So this is guanabana Which is named
after the fruit. Wow. Yeah, it's so fruity but there's
like a spiciness there. Yeah. [MUSIC] It's like the Riesling
of marijuana. I mean, I may take a little to
go. This is the Black Russian. Wow, there's chocolate for
sure, I smell. It smells a little bready to me.
Very aromatic. Almost like raspberry or blueberry that's underneath there
that's coming out the more I smell it. So it's
like [UNKNOWN] [LAUGH] Yeah exactly. This is the [UNKNOWN] of
marijuana. The pop of marijuana right here. This is a
three gram, a three gram So this is a G13.>>>
My gosh, wow that's wild. I got, it almost smells
yeasty. This is nuts man.>>> I know.>>> This is like
terrifying. I would imagine that I would have to hide
in my bedroom for a couple days if I smoked
this thing. Say no more. My God. [MUSIC]