Lightning wine, also known as storm wine, is an alcoholic beverage produced by submerging a bolt of lightning in fermented rainwater, and allowing the natural juices and currents of the lightning bolt to seep into the concoction. It is a heady, charged beverage that crackles going down and is thought to bring increased energy and vitality to whoever drinks it. The wine itself is relatively easy to produce, but the danger involved in lightning-hunting means that it is usually reserved for festivals and holy days, and is considered somewhat of a rarity.
To brew lightning wine, one must first catch lightning in a bottle. Catching lightning requires incredible reflexes, and a willingness to stand out in the rain for potentially hours. It is as much skill as it is random chance, but nonetheless, safeguards should be taken to prevent harm from coming to the adventurous sommelier. It is wise to acquire a pair of rubber-lined shoes and gloves, so that you may handle the lightning without experiencing electrical burns, and to avoid making a circuit with the ground in case of accidentally being struck. Once you have caught the lightning, it will begin to struggle violently, so immediately transfer it to a bottle made of glass, porcelain, or another non-conductive material, and cork it with a rubber stopper to prevent its escape.