India has made history by being the first country in the world to make a wine that contains Berylsium, a poisonous element.
The chemical is present in most fruits and vegetables but is most commonly found in grape juice, and in wine, because it’s a byproduct of the chemical reaction between carbon dioxide and oxygen in wine grapes.
India has now become the first nation to produce this chemical, which has a high toxicity level, according to the National Wine Institute (NVNI).
This is a huge step for the industry, said Vinod Kalyan, vice-president and managing director of the NVNI.
We have only recently started to see the effects of Berylium, he added.
“The production of Bryllium in India will result in a much better quality product.
And the higher the quality of the product, the more consumers will consume it.”
The Berylla compound is also used in traditional herbal medicine and some cosmetics.
India’s wine industry has been facing a tough time in recent years due to the global economic downturn.
India exported its wine in 2015 for the first time.
But exports dropped in 2016, due to low demand from Chinese consumers and other countries.
The industry had been looking for a way to grow after a decade-long slump, which led to a sharp decline in the value of the rupee.
Vinod Karyani, a member of the Wine and Spirit Trade Federation (WSTF), said that India’s winery is now able to take the lead in the production of high-quality Berylloium wines.
“The Brylla compound has a much lower toxicity level than any other compound in the grapes,” he said.
India’s winemakers will also start producing wine from the compound, which is not available in most countries.
“We are hopeful that it will become a major player in the industry,” Vinod said.