But what about Drunk Cow?
Some cattle ranchers in British Columbia’s Okanagan region are taking the concept of steak and red wine a bit further by putting red wine into the cattle feed. Kelowna’s Sezmu Meats, led by Janice Ravndahl, who came up with the idea, says the meat tastes better and the fat tastes like candy, according to a report from CBC.ca.
Canadian food inspectors have checked it out and, even though they have some concerns, they haven’t shut the operation down.
The idea of giving wine to cattle came to Ravndahl late last year during a TV food program that featured beer-swilling pigs. As the Okanagan is one of Canada’s premier wine regions, getting local beef on the bottle seemed like a good plan.
Ravndahl said she started with one young cow who took to the bottle immediately, quickly earning the epithet Wino.
“It definitely changes their personalities. They moo a lot more with each other. They get really chatty,” she said.
Something tells me the ranch’s inventory is going to grow pretty quickly.