“In the wine industry, when your product outweighs your demand, there are few ways to legally dispose of it,” Quartz writer John Capone explains in his riveting story of Parallel Products, a California facility that turns spoiled beer, unsold wine, tainted liquor and soft drink surplus products into fuel-grade ethanol. Capone stakes out one of the brand’s two facilities, describing in detail the odors and visuals, which include remnants of an old vineyard and distillery parts. Remarkably, the wine they tend to turn into energy additives is based on consumer trends, more or less what people aren’t drinking. Read more at Quartz.
Where Unsold Wine Becomes Car Fuel