Last updated May 24, 2018 at 12:29 pm
Gary’s first vat of wine wasn’t a success; in fact, he failed so badly that the wine was undrinkable. It was contaminated with a bacteria which converted the wine into vinegar, leaving behind a slimy, sludgy material. Gary looked a little closer and found that the material was very similar in structure to cellulose. Cellulose is the component that gives cotton its structure, so Gary started researching whether the slimy substance could be used in the place of water-hungry materials, like cotton.