Monday, August 13, 2012

Did you know that there is a wine named Ubuntu?

A photo of Ubuntu running on a laptop, as seen on the Ubuntu homepage.
Ubuntu is a very popular distribution of Linux. I have covered in the past wild spottings of Ubuntu, such as on license plates, in fields, etc. Now, there is an Ubuntu wine. To most people, this is something new.

The familiarly-named beverage was produced in 2007, 2008 and 2009 by Portuguese wine makers Niepoort as part of celebrations making the then World Cup host nation of South Africa.

Both this wine and the OS were named after the African philosophy Ubuntu. It can be described in this simple sentence:
"I am what I am because of who we all are"
WINE is also a Windows compatibility layer that allows Linux distros like Ubuntu to run some Windows applications without having to run Windows. Most Ubuntu users do run this software, and in most cases it prevents the need of having your computer in a dual boot setup or having to run a virtual machine under Ubuntu.

While I do not drink wine (or consume any form of alcohol at all), I guess I could put a quote from the wine makers on how this wine would taste if you were to get your hands on a now rare bottle of this:
…intense red and black fruit aromas with spicy and wet stone notes  …and an excellent acidity providing a long lasting after taste.
You can find out more information on this by going here.