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What spirit goes best with lasagna?

My mom's favorite dinner is lasagna with salad, garlic bread, and cheese cake. I make this for her every twice a year; her birthday and Mother's day. What spirit goes best with this dinner?
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Which single malt Scotches have improved over the last 20 years?

There seems to have been a consistent trend across many distilleries towards a poorer product over the last 2 decades. A case in point is Laphroaig 10yo. In the late 90s I was a regular drinker of ...
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Price per Alcohol content of beer formula?

Price per Alcohol content of beer formula Can someone post the formula for the problem of finding an equation to determine the price of the alcohol content in a beer? I've been trying to figure it out ...
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When some one uses “sweet” to describe Blanc de Noir Brut Champagne, what does it really mean?

A friend of mine really enjoyed a glass of Champagne at a restaurant back two years ago, and described it as "sweet" and "smells good". Based on other clues and after many ...
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Health Effects of Drinking Slowly

I really like the flavor of dark beer, but I hate getting buzzed. Thus, I have developed the habit of drinking a single beer over the course of 1-3 days, because then I can keep my BAC low (ie. sub 0....
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Is there a term for a cocktail made of equal proportions of its ingredients?

Is there a name for the class of cocktails where all ingredients are in equal proportions? For example, if I were to make a menu of things like a Corpse Reviver, Paper Plane, Last Word, etc. I'd like ...
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Fake Glencairn Glass?

I just purchased this Glencairn glass from Amazon and I think it may be knock-off. The etching on the bottom is different than the majority of the ones I've seen elsewhere. The ones I've seen online I ...
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Why would wine sellers need to broach the cask?

I don't know if wine merchants still broach the cask in 2021, but why would they? Aren't casks manufactured with a spigot that a seller can just turn on, as shown below? I embolded the phrase below. ...
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Do they sell powdered alcohol as a premix drink?

In the past there have been attempts to launch alcohol powder as a premix for human consumption (ie. rum flavored powder, all you need is a coke to transform in into a cuba libre). Does anyone know if ...
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Could whisky in lager be considered a lethal cocktail?

I know you can have whisky chasers with lager or beer, I used to have them all the time, and still do when I am on a cruiseship. However, having a chaser is not quite the same as pouring a large ...
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How can I distinguish a sipping tequila?

What are the characteristics of a sipping tequila? What should I look for except Best Sipping Tequilas of 2021 list on the Internet? Is it a special ingredient or some inscription such as reposado?
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Timing for Rum infusions

Since the quarantines and lockdowns, I have picked up the hobby of infusing alcohol. Various sources give various advice as to the length of time in which to let a "Rhum Arrangè" set... some ...
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Is there a recipe for a Kosher for Passover beer or ale?

I'm looking to do a home brew of a Kosher for Passover beer. Is there a recipe I can follow?
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How to drink layered cocktails?

Are not layered cocktails beautiful? Just look at this post's marvels! And if you want to make one, there are tons of internet references. Buuuuuut.... How do you drink them? There usually isn't a ...
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Indian Army supply of Alcoholic beverages?

Indian Army cantonments are supplied all kinds of alcoholic beverages. These supplies are only for army men. Do the drinks strengthen their guts? My question is: Are the manufacturing special and ...
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Does eating meat along with booze have any benefits?

TL;DR: Is eating meat along with booze beneficial? Or does it reduce any adverse effects of drinking? By drinking, I mean liquors like whisky, vodka or rum. I seldom drink wine. Some optional ...
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How I can confirm that scotch whisky consumed by me is a genuine high quality scotch Whisky Bought by INDIAN RUPEES

My question is about the ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES' taste? HOW do tasters decide that the genuine quality of Scotch whisky is of high quality by tasting. AND How do official testers determine ...
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Why does the Saaz hop have a German name?

As I understand the famous Saaz hop is grown in a region called Žatec in modern day Czech Republic. Why is this hop not called the Žatec hop? And why exactly is a Czech hop known by a German name? Is ...
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What is a “Boston Particular?"

What is a “Boston Particular?" When I read a book review (NY Times paywalled, unfortunately) on a history called 'America and Iran’, the review quoted the book saying: Iranians were and still ...
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Making sweet vermouth

Does anyone have a recipe for making a sweet vermouth with orange and caramel? I have looked around but there doesn’t seem to be that many recipes available on the WWW. If anyone can recommend which ...
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Can I re-use a spirits measure cup for different spirits?

I have a stainless steel jigger measuring cup for UK spirits measures, like this image: The alcohol does not seem to 'stick' to the jig cup, so is it okay to use the cup to, say, measure a gin drink ...
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Does anyone know what this vintage aluminum container was called and used for?

Hello. I found this aluminum container in a recycling bin. It is about 8 inches tall and 5 inches wide at the bottom. Someone told me its called a growler and was used to take home beer from a bar, ...
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Why is it every time I try an old expensive wine it's doesn't compare to a 25-35$ two year old wine I buy?

On special occasions friends or family have brought over expensive 20-25 year old bottles of Spanish or Italian wines to celebrate the occasion. I'm no wine expert other than going to the local Liquor ...
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Does the yeast weaken in flat beer?

Does the yeast in beer weaken when the beer is flat? I use the beer in making bread, and, since I don't drink, it sits in the fridge until I bake bread again. I'm curious whether the yeast weakens in ...
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Home Bar - Marry Two Bottles of Different Brands?

In my home bar, I have some tequila, rum, vodka, and bourbon. Each of these types now has two or more brands (the extras were gifts), which take up space. I'd like to keep my home bar simple and just ...
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What are some types of red wine that aren't buttery or sweet-ish?

I'm just getting into wine, and I've tried some red wines, but nothing I particularly liked. I found a few pinot noirs too sweet, and last night I had a Paso Robles cabernet sauvignon that was a bit ...
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Why have craft beers increased in alcohol content?

I've noticed recently that when it comes to pale ales of all types, alcohol content has increased significantly. Where ten years ago, most beers were either 4% or 5% or maybe 5.2% alcohol by volume, (...
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What does “do“ mean in old cocktails?

What does “do“ mean in old cocktails? There’s a post on “do” in old recipes of Seasoned Advice SE. It says that “do.” should be read as “ditto” which makes sense, but I’m reading “Jerry Thomas ...
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Selling after best before date (Belgium/Netherlands)

I regularly buy beers online in December, mainly from Belgium (and Netherlands). Are there any laws about selling beers after best before date (with no notice to potential customers)?
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What is the source of the plum flavor in (this) plum porter?

I had a plum porter lately, it has a really intense plum flavor and aroma and even a bit of plums in the taste, so I thought there were some plum products in it. However, there is nothing in ...
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Do “premium” liquors contain more sugar?

People tend to prefer the taste of "premium" liquors. How much of the taste difference is simply due to them having more sugar? Have there been studies on this? (I've learned recently that ...
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Differences in beers from Asia in comparision to beers from Europe

Is there anything unique about beer in Asian countries compared with European beer? or is it mainly just a brand difference? Some of them are for example, Tsingtao beer of China, Saigon beer of ...
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What's bitters to use with bourbon, blood orange syrup, lemon juice and pinot noir?

The best cocktail I've ever had is at Santo Mezcal in Santa Barbara, California called the Riveria Hermosa. The ingredients shown in the menu just say "bitters". I'm wondering what bitters ...
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Can aged home made wine be restored?

I found about a dozen bottles of my father's home made wine. My father passed away some time ago and I would like to restore the wine as a keepsake since I am not a wine drinker. Originally it was ...
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Is chilling champagne in the freezer detrimental to its taste?

I recently bought a Moet Imperial Brut for a special occasion and since it's the first time I have anything to do with something of that quality instead of a cheap sparkling wine, I'd like to do ...
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What cocktails would be good mixed with Nanaimo Bar Cream?

An Ontario-based whisky distillery has created a new “Nanaimo Bar Cream” liqueur which is reportedly “flying off shelves” across the country. Here in BC liqueur has just arrived on the shelves. I ...
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Are there examples of “Trappist” beers that lost that label (or ceased to exist)?

For a pubquiz, I am looking for a "Trappist" beer that lost that label (preferably), or ceased to exist. All I can find are the current 12 Trappists, nothing about old ones.
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What possible health benefits are there with drinking alcohol in moderation?

What possible health benefits are there with drinking alcohol in moderation? The other day, I was reading the St. Paul’s Letter to Timothy where Paul had recommended that Timothy take a little wine ...
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Recommendations for a pandemic coronavirus drink?

Recommendations for some pandemic coronavirus drinks? I would like to have an enlightened coronavirus engagement with a few selective friends, following the governmental guidelines here in Canada 🇨🇦....
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How to fix too much Potassium Metabisulfite in the must?

I'm making a strawberry wine and added 2 grams of potassium metabisulfite in 10 liters of must. I think this is too much right? How do I fix it? Will this give bad flavour?
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Why is “Boxer Ice” beer now called “BXR Ice”?

I just noticed that the logo on one of Minhas Breweries (Calgary Alberta and Monroe Wisconsin) products has changed. "Boxer Ice" beer now says "BXR Ice", but otherwise looks ...
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Are gas injection based wine openers a good idea?

I used to work in fairly fine dining restaurants, so I know some about wine. The problem I'm looking at is my step-father has an impressive cellar, but some of the wines are rather aged. I think last ...
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Seeking images of Devenish brewery labels

I’m looking for information about Devenish brewery. I found a few images of beer labels that I love and am doing a little art project to recreate the whole set. If you have any information, access to ...
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Bottle of Rum covered in leather

Had a bottle of Rum but can’t recall the name now; hoping members can identify it. Bottle was shape and size of an ordinary narrow Bordeaux wine bottle (prob. 750ml). The glass bottle was covered with ...
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Craft beers and Microbreweries in Pittsburgh?

Are there local micro-breweries in Pittsburgh? What are craft beers that one can find only in Pittsburgh? On https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_breweries_in_Pennsylvania#Southwestern_Pennsylvania, ...
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What types of glasses are used for Fortified Wines?

Please explain, what types of glasses are used for Fortified wines and why? For example: Spanish: Jerez/Sherry, Moscatel Portuguese: Port, Madeira Italian: Marsala
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What is the location where they make rum called?

Beer is made in Breweries, wine in Wineries, where is rum made? I have a friend who says rummery but that is marked as a misspelling. I asked google and they said Barbados. Does anyone know?
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Can a liquor be both a vodka and whisky? What's the difference?

Both whisky and vodka can be made from fermented grains. So is it just a marketing decision which to call it? Generally speaking vodka is clear, odorless and tasteless. And whisky is a brown colour ...
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Are there collectors of old champagne bottles not opened? I’ve got 1996 bottle with Atlanta Olympic Rings on it

I have a 1996 Atlanta Olympic bottle of korbel champagne are there collectors?
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Why aren't all wines vegetarian?

I've already done some research and from what I understand, in the fining phase agents such as fish bladders or egg whites are used to group together the debris in the wine. This makes filtering them ...

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