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AOC Regulations and the relabelling of old Bordeaux

When very old Bordeaux wines are recorked at the chateau and perhaps relabelled, is this done in accordance with current or historical regulations ? I sometimes see 19th Century vintages marked '...
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Beefeater gin - unique bottle id

I found an old bottle of Gin my parents had. They probably bought it late 60's or early 70's. I had a look through images of Beefeater Gin bottles and I can't find the same bottle. The photos don't ...
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Where can I find open APIs with wine data?

I'm looking for a wine API with basic info (producer name, name, varietal, region, expert rating, description). Wine-searcher.com has one, but it costs $350 a month and they won't give it to me ...
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Mead left for years; is it still good?

I made a 5 gallon batch of mead, I racked it once and then left it in my carboy for a number of years, during which the vapor lock water evaporated. Is it still OK to try? Or should I toss it? Looks ...
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Is it necessary to add sugar when brewing wine?

I was asking a few people irl about brewing wine and they were all stressing the need to add sugar to grape juice. Is it really necessary to add sugar? I find it surprising since, as far as I'm aware, ...
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Did the Reinheitsgebot ever make it to Belgium?

Did the Germanic purity laws ever make it to some of the other lowlands? If not why or did they have there own less famous purity laws? What exactly is the history behind it?
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How to batch a cocktail with a muddled ingredient?

I'd like to prepare Gin Basil Smashes for a large event but it calls for muddling basil leaves for each serving which will be too slow. Before I experiment, is there already a known way to prepare a ...
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Can a wine have an animalic facet on the nose or palate?

I come from a perfumery background with very little experience with wine. When I have heard tasting notes, they have been fairly unsurprising from the fruity to floral to green. However, I have been ...
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Making a virgin version of this cocktail

So, I have a cocktail that I think tastes very good and I want to do an alcohol free version of it. The problem is that I have no idea what would be a good substitution for the alcohol in the cocktail....
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What simple syrup ratios are used for cocktails?

I have encountered several types of simple syrup when it comes to cocktails. Firstly there is the question of mass ratio vs volume ratio. Then what ratio to use. I don't use simple syrup that often ...
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Possible to produce Kombucha vinegar?

In an open vessel, by letting the second fermentation of Kombucha continue, is it possible to get vinegar? Would it be safe to use it for dressing? I am new to the universe of fermentations.
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Can I safely transport a keg of beer on a cargo bicycle?

I will have to transport a 1/6 bbl keg about 4 miles on paved city roads. I have a cargo bike which I am confident can manage the size and weight of the keg. The keg will be of commercially brewed ...
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Is Guinness on tap better quality in Ireland? [duplicate]

My roommate was born and raised in Ireland, Dublin mostly, and he insists that not only is draught Guinness (never had it from the bottle myself) better tasting in Ireland than Canada, or the States ...
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Is it safe to drink Iranian Aragh Sagi?

Aragh sagi (Persian: عرق سگی, romanized: araq-e sagi, lit. doggy [metaphor for extreme] distilled [beverage]) is a type of Iranian moonshine. This beverage contains about 50% alchol and made from ...
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Reverse dry shake, when and what for?

I noticed in a coctail recipe that it said to "reverse dry shake" the drink. My question is: when do you do this (what types of drinks), and what is the purpose of this? Is there instances ...
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Moving wine bottles from a vertical storage to an horizontal storage

It is in general better for aging to store wine bottles horizontally (or close to) than vertically. There are exceptions though. But what to do if wines have been stored for 5 or more years vertically ...
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How does the water source affect the flavor of the sake?

There are many different types of sake, each having own unique flavor profile and characteristics. Some types of sake are: Junmai-shu: This is a type of sake made with only rice, water, yeast, and ...
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What is the difference between beer and whisky?

I was reading the articles about how beer and whisky are made: https://plygenind.com/whisky-making-process-a-step-by-step-guide/ https://plygenind.com/steps-of-beer-brewing-process/ It occurred to me ...
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Wine aging under cork vs screw-cap closures

Wines are commonly aged in wooden barrels made from oak. It is known that the wooden barrel affects the flavor, aroma etc. But, from online research, most sources state that the secondary aging done ...
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How to choose the best pub?

I'm doing a project connected with pubs. Could you please tell me the criterions of the 'natural' British pubs? I would be grateful :)
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Italian melon flavored green cream liqueur?

I am currently searching a liqueur in my memories. It was in Milan, in the winter of year 2017. After having a pizza for lunch, I was offered a small portion of liqueur as a dessert. It was green and ...
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What easy alcohol drinks can I possibly brew while camping for several days at a time?

What easy alcohol drinks can I possibly brew while on camping for an extended time? Do any of you out there now of some traditional drinks that we can try brewing while camping in the great outdoors? ...
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Pour count for mL?

This question relates to free-pouring liquor using a pour spout when making cocktails and mixing liqours. I hope this question is acceptable in this Stack Exchange. So I wanted to have a pour count ...
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What plant(s) should I grow for cocktail usage?

I considered growing some spice plants for cocktail usage. My question is which plants should I grow? I know mint is used in Mojito and a lot of other drinks (as a decoration and an ingredient). I ...
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When to stir a drink and when to shake a drink?

What is the general rule of thumb when it comes to stirring a drink vs shaking a drink? If I come up with my own cocktail recipe, how should I determine if it should be shaken or stirred? I think ...
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What's the name of this whiskey glass style?

I accidentally broke a vintage whiskey glass that I got from a friend's father when he passed away. I've been looking for a replacement in a similar style, but haven't been able to find anything ...
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Does freezing wine affect quality?

Does freezing then thawing white wine soon after (e.g. 1 day later) appreciably affect its quality? We accidentally froze some malolactic white wine for a day, and it tastes ok but maybe lacking some ...
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Would like some recommendations for a historical and/or survival camping trip?

Would like some recommendations for a historical and/or survival camping trip for two weeks this summer? We are planning to do a survival camping trip and hopefully making it as historical or ...
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What are some big brand Dunkel beers in the United States?

I love Dunkel's (German Dark Lager) every time I have them but live in a small town without much local access to imported or small brewery beers (unless they are a bigger name). What I want to know is ...
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I'm looking for a wine recommendation to pair with to serve with carne asadas?

What wine would pair well with carne asadas? I enjoy chardonnay as my daily drinking wine. I was wondering if something would pair better.
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How to get a pink cocktail colour (for my guava cocktail)?

I am trying to make my own cocktail and would like it to have a pink colour. I do not know which ingredients to add to make the cocktail appear pink, and would like some advice. Here is what I ...
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What benefit does burning the sugar cube bring to enjoying a glass of absinthe?

I've had absinthe served to me using an absinthe fountain several times. You have a little absinthe in a glass and you use the fount to slowly drip water over the glass. On top of the glass there is ...
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What is the difference between kosher wine and regular wine?

We have family members who keep kosher, and we want to bring them wine for Friday night dinner. Is there such a thing as kosher wine? What makes a wine kosher?
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Can the drinking window of a wine be calculated?

I am yet to come across a bottle of wine with a 'best before' or 'use by' date. However, it is well known that an unopened bottle of wine tends to spoil after a while - typically years, and quite a ...
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Does anyone know why NY doesn't allow stores to sell liquor?

In NY, grocery stores and convenience stores don't allow you to sell alcohol over a certain percentage, does anyone know why or how that came to be?
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Why does ABV have to be above 40% in the USA?

The USA requires spirits to have a minimum of 40% Alcohol by volume. However, I can not find a reason of why this is the case. Other countries allow for lower volumes. For example, in Mexico, most ...
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Comparing/normalizing wine ratings

When I am buying wine, there is very frequently a label on the wine showing what the wine received on a 100 point scale from some wine rater. The overwhelming majority are Wine Enthusiast, Wine ...
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Can I sell Premium Hakururi sake from 1953?

I found this in my parents basement. I can’t imagine the premium sake is any good but the bottle is beautiful.
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Is there a standard for spirits and their decanter shapes?

I was recently watching the Columbo episode "Ashes to Ashes". In one scene a lady stands in front of several decanters, filled with spirits of the same'ish color, and asks if she can help ...
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Bottle opener - what is the use for the other part?

The blue socket is used to open beer bottles. But what is the usage for the red one?
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What does "Common" refer to in a "California common ale"?

So... California common ale, aka California common beer, originated in California. And I can guess that some people were reluctant to call it Steam Beer, as it was also known, since that name is ...
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What are some good alcohol-free cocktails I can make with Schweppes and syrup

I just started working in a hotel, where we also have a bar. We don't really have any alcohol free cocktails on our menu and guests frequently ask what I would recommend. Here are my ingredients: Cola,...
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Preparation of cocktails using whiskey

I'm a whiskey enthusiast and I want to try making cocktails using whiskey (Normally I use chilled water or Ice cubes, but some whiskeys have an obnoxious smell). I have tried bourbon (JD, Jim Beam) ...
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Carrying alcohol deep into the wood?

Carrying alcohol deep into the wood? A few friends of mine are going for a two week camping outing deep into the woods. As always they would like to carry with the something to drink at camp. Thus my ...
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Can wine made from orange and sweet lime be stored for a long time?

I am very newbie to this site. I know that wine can be made from orange and sweet lime. But is it storable for a long time ..? If yes how ..? Thank you for your help in advance.
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Is the "Japanese whiskey" in the picture a real brand, and if so what is its full name?

The attached image is a screen capture from a TV show (@ ~00:12:30). Unfortunately, it flashed for only a fraction of a second, and that's all that was shown. Though the label on the bottle says &...
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Why are pool tables so popular in drinking establishments?

Just finished watching a Terminator movie and noticed that many movies display scenes in which drinking establishments have pool tables. Thus I ask the question: Why are pool tables so popular in ...
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Do red wines exist around 5-6 % alcohol volume?

I'm diabetic and drink red wine over beer because it doesn't spike my sugars as much, presumably because it contains less carbs. But it's just too strong for me. Does anyone know if any red wines ...
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Why are people not consuming less alcohol along with alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) inhibitor like 4-methylpyrazole (4-MP) to reduce liver scarring?

Humans have been drinking alcohol for its intoxicating effects. For intoxication a small amount of alcohol is sufficient, but because the liver is very efficient in filtering it, we need more of it to ...
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Traditional drinks mentioned in well known literature from 1900 or earlier?

Traditional drinks mentioned in well known literature? Does anyone know of any drinking traditions of a popular drink that is mentioned in popular historical literature. I am not limiting to English ...
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