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An alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes.

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Looking for a Rosé recommendation

I would like to add a few bottles of Rosé to my wine collection and would like a few recommendations on good Rosé. If you have one, let me know what it is.
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Is it legal to make wine on my farm? [closed]

Is it illegal to make wine on my farm, do I need a license to make wine? I have searched the internet but can only find answers concerning beer making.
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What is the technical term for the “vinegar/easter egg dye” smell in some wines?

I frequently notice a very specific smell/taste in wine. I find it rather unpleasant, so I presume it is a known commonly occurring wine defect (I notice it probably at least 30% of the time). The ...
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Are all lambrusco cheap?

The only brand I know is Riunite. Several years back I bought another brand regularly, but I have forgotten the name. It was the same price range as Riunite. By cheap I mean both price and quality. ...
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Is there any benefit to mixing red and white wine togther?

I'm no expert on Rose but it appears that it is not necessary either red or white wine. My question is historically or even now is there any benefit / interesting flavor combinations that are made ...
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Which other wines taste similar to Georgian Khvanchkara?

Khvanchkara is a red wine of Aleksandrouli, Mujuretuli grapes from a region with the same name in Georgia. As being mentioned in Wikipedia: Khvanchkara is a high-end, naturally semi-sweet red wine ...
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When was non alcoholic wine first invented?

I am trying to find out when in history grape juice or non-alcoholic wine was first used? Any ideas?
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How to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew?

How can one safely go about opening a bottle of wine when there is no corkscrew present? (Obviously, we are talking corked bottles and not twist-off...)
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Does Caymus use “Mega Purple”?

I can’t find a solid answer on this. I’ve tried both special selection 2014 and the regular cab from 2017. Really enjoyed both bottles but I’ve read some things that suggest that they use Mega Purple ...
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Noah’s wine what is it?Healthy [duplicate]

You mention that there is a wine similar yet you do not give it a name. Please give the name of a wine that resembles the wine Noah made
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What is the max ABV that can be attained with instant yeast?

Wine yeast is not sold in Indian markets, and online it's very costly; around 12 times what it would cost in the US. I like wine above 15% ABV. Will that be possible with instant yeast? If so, then ...
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WSET Level 2 Exam

I'm studying for the WSET Level 2 and I will be taking it in a couple of weeks. Any advice on what I should study? I've already made tons of flash cards and I'm going through them regularly.
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What are the disadvantages of storing and transporting wine in steel barrels?

What are the disadvantages of storing and transporting wine in steel barrels? I am an MBA student from Christ University, lavasa, india and this is a question regarding my internship project. Please ...
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Beer is banned in my state. How can I make beer at my home?

I am living in Germany, I am addicted to beer, but if I go back to my country, I couldn't find the beer or any alcohol products at my state, because beer and alcohol are banned. Is there any way, I ...
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Can a kiwano melon become alcohol?

Could someone make wine (or any other alcoholic beverage) from kiwano melons aka horned melons? Like, if you needed to make alcohol and the only prominent fruit is kiwano, could you make it work? In ...
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Why is this wine so expensive?

Online, this wine is $400. At Cibo in Coral Gables, it's $2100. Yep, $2100, sir. Don't forget the tip, ma'am. Does this wine taste like white truffle? what's up? https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/...
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How do I remove the smell of sulphur from my elderflower wine?

My wine is fully brewed. My hydrometer states that definitely. The issue is that it smells of eggs or similar. I do not want to put it in an aging barrel. So, how do I remove the smell of sulfur from ...
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Why are wine bottle volumes in centiliters not in liters or milliliters?

Almost every beverage bottle I have come across has it's contents' volume specified in either liters or milliliters. That is except for wine bottles which are more often than not designated in ...
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What is the regulatory process of being able to produce and sell an alcoholic drink in South Africa commercially?

We have started producing small batches of a unique honey mead that is doing well in small to large stall type markets. What are the steps that need to be followed in order to get a license to ...
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How do I add a smoked flavour to a red wine?

I often make wine from kits. I'm a bit bored with the flavour and would love it to taste smoky and oaky. How do I add a smoked flavour to a red wine?
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Who started pruning grape vines?

Does anyone know when pruning the leaves from vine first started or who by? I know it wasn't practiced until recent (last 500 years or so) but haven't been able to pinpoint who and when?
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What does it mean if a wine is an “ex-domaine?”

I believe this is a fairly simple question so I'm writing a lot here so the quality filter will allow me to post. I'm not sure what else to say besides the wine is listed as a variety (i.e. ...
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Why Fox Grape wines (like Izabella/Isabella) are forbidden on EU market?

Why Fox Grape wines (like Izabella) are forbidden on EU market? Or it seems like they are forbidden. Isabella and its blends mostly gone in those two decades in Balcans after they have joined EU. ...
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Why New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and French one are so different?

Why New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and French one are so different? Like they would be two different grapes.. And this difference is stable. Or may be this is false and there are French Sauvignon Blanc ...
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Acidity regulation of home made wine, berry wine or cider?

What are methods to regulate acidity of home made wine after it is become "a little bit too acid"? Somehow remove acid (especially acetic acid) or transform one acid to another (weaker, softer) ...
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Why do you call some wines by region and other wines by grapes varietal?

Why do you call some wines by region and other wines by grapes varietal? What is the reason behind?
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Cotton Candy grapes (wine)

Has any attempt been made to produce wine(s) using Cotton Candy Grapes? (Also curious what such a wine would taste like.)
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In which country might you find a scorpion in your wine?

In which country might you find a scorpion in your wine? Every country has its own tradition to serve wine; someone asked me that question but I didn't find the answer yet.
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How do you know if wine has gone bad?

Which smells indicate that wine/beer is bad?and can it have any negative effect on health?
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National Wine Registry (USA)

Is there a US National Wine Registry of vineyards, varieties, and vintages? Would I really have to contact every vineyard in America to get this information?
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Which temperature should be recommended in serving wine?

Every wine has its own temperature of serving so how we will predict the best temperature for serving wine or at which best temperature it should be served?
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Smoked wine recommendation?

Smoked wines have been around since Roman times. In fact, the Romans had a special chamber for smoking wines called a fumarium. A fumarium was a smoke chamber used in Ancient Rome to enhance the ...
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What are tannins in wine? [closed]

How we can classify tannins used in making of different wines like white wine and red wine on the basis of wood tannins and grape tannins?
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What dishes pair well with black wine?

What food stuffs pair well with black wine? Black wine in reality is a very, very dark red wine and I would like to know what pairs well with this wine as well as if there are specials occasions that ...
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How can I find beer or wine shops online in India?

I am a passionate traveller, and this is all I ever wanted. But the only problem I face in the new place is finding the beer shop. Is there any way of finding one without any hassle? My journey is ...
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I buy a bottle of wine from a supermaket - can you tell where it's come from?

Many wines are often sold under different brand names, or sold with a very generic label (Merlot - France). Of course these wines will all have come from a chateau/co-operative/blender somewhere, I ...
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Any recommendations on plum-based spirits?

Would anyone have recommendations on plum-based spirits? I've had the seasonal R. Jelinek Slivovitz Plum Brandy but that stuff is unpleasant and potent in large amounts, and I rarely see any kind of ...
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Can wine be made from raisins?

What wine is made from raisins not grapes? What would be different in nutrients in wine made raisins vs grapes? How would the process differ?
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Dark winter days equal dark winter drinks!

Winter is just around the corner, thus what should I be drinking? My normal summer tipple of Gin and Tonic, or should I move over to darker more homely drinks, like perhaps rum and coke? Is there a ...
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Is mulled wine just for Christmas?

With the weather deteriorating and temperatures dropping my thoughts drifted to mulled wine. Traditionally a Christmas treat, but is it 'fashionable or OK' to drink it even in the summer, or will my ...
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How do I make red wine vinegar from red wine (or clear vinegar from white wine)?

I have a bottle that has been standing opened in room temperature for a while, and has become a bit sour. How do I make it into vinegar? How long time does it take? Any precautions/...
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Bottle conditioning: What good things can aging to do a wine?

Which good things happen to a wine if you age it? Are there any wines you should age, and some you shouldn't age?
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Why is there a Double Gold medal?

I was looking up a wine and found out that one of my favorites received a Gold medal. I felt validated because that meant I wasn't crazy (all of my friends disliked it while I fell in love), so I ...
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Is there a modern wine that is designed to resemble Noah's wine?

After seeing this question once again on this site (Is there a modern wine that is designed to resemble ancient Roman winemaking?) sometime back and I became interested in knowing if there is a modern ...
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What online Italian wine stores ship to USA (South-West)?

What online Italian wine stores ship internationally? I know Vino75 does not.
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What wines pair well with vegetarian dishes?

What wines pair well with vegetarian or vegan dishes? White wines?
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Can wine be made from all edible fruits?

I am an amateur in the topic, so I was wondering, can all edible fruits be turned into a fruit wine? Why have grapes historically become the main fruit for wine making over other fruits?
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Why do some wines taste salty?

I recently moved to a new city in Austria and have noticed that many (but not all, so it’s definitely not a problem with my taste perception) of the local red wines taste salty. I’ve tried red wines ...
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Kinds of wine, how to identify same grape differences

A brief explanation with beers: I love IPAs, but some of them are a disgrace to the kind, when I'll buy some, I look for the alcohol and IBU level, so I know I'll like the beer before I even buy it. ...
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How do people preserve wines, champagne?

How do people preserve wines and champagnes for decades? Is there a special method or is it like keep in wine storage or cupboard and forget for some decades to be better in taste?