Georgia’s Kosher Wine protected by Holograms!

20 04 2008

Georgia is home to the oldest wine-making tradition in the world and also to a Jewish community several centuries old! The 2007 vintage produced Georgia’s first-ever kosher wine at Alaverdi winery. The factory normally brews and bottles the ordinary varieties of Georgian wine but, with a little creativity, it is now able to produce the new kosher variety.

The wine was made under the guidance of religious law expert Elaiu Janashvili from Israel. He and three other Georgian Jews then brought in the grapes and operated the machinery. As the wine matures, it is kept in a sealed warehouse. Only after it is bottled and individually-marked with a hologram are gentiles allowed to see it.

But although the production must adhere strictly to Jewish law, the finished wine is exported to countries as diverse as Ukraine and the USA.


Holographic Rock Concerts… any takers?

17 04 2008

Former SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman SERJ TANKIAN is urging eco-conscious rockers to stop showing up for gigs – and project themselves as a hologram through holography on stage instead to save the environment. The rocker claims his peers could cut down on emissions by getting holographic technology.

He says, “I think we could reduce our need to travel if we could project ourselves into meetings and concerts. We have the technology, and we’re not using it right now. There would be no travel costs, so bands with very little money could play shows, and tickets would cost less.”

However, the question is if the fans will be as enthusiastic about the idea as Tankian seems to be. I personally will miss the aura of a LIVE performance. Going by Tankian’s idea, it would be more or less like watching the gig on a giant TV screen along with many other fans and that’s it! No real rush of blood! No real headbanging! No fun!

I hope not many rockers will listen to the guy!

What do you say, fellow rockers?