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What is Tannin?

How we can classify tannin use 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 internationally?

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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Alcohol related data openly available

Are there any other alcohol related data? I've found several: Wine Review: https://www.kaggle.com/zynicide/wine-reviews CellarTracker: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/d88e/...
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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?
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Germany loves to drink Glühwein (warm wine) in Winter, where else in the world do they practice that?

In Germany it is a tradition to drink warm wine in Winter called Glühwein, especially during the weeks before Christmas. Additional ingredients are (among others) cinnamon, clove, star anise and ...
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Are there other spirits and/or wines in the world that use the Sherry production method?

The method to produce Sherry and the respective Brandies, called Solera, uses several layers of barrels (frequently four layers). From the lowest layer they take the annual amount they want to sell ...
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Does adding honey to bottled wine increase the alcohol content?

I purchased a Montepulciano, added 80 grams of honey and some pepper, and then put it in the fridge. A glass of it after 24 hours seemed to me more alcoholic than what it was originally. Is it ...
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What wine did people drink during the Roman empire?

What was the wine like that people drank during the times of the Roman empire? How alcoholic was it? I heard they diluted their wine with water, but why would they do that?
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What is this sediment from my wine?

I saw this in my carafe after it had been emptied. I am assuming it came from the wine. It almost looks like a vine to me. Can anyone help me identify this?
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Restart fermentation stuck at 1.026SG?

I have a berry wine, stuck at 1.026SG and with a high malic acid (quite sour). Should I try to restart the fermentation by adding fresh yeast? What about yeast from another vat? Is there enough ...
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Vinometer reads 16% while SG says that can't be possible

My initial SG was 1.090 and now reads 1.026, this should give me an ABV between 8.4% and 9% but the vinometer is reading 16%, and I have a stuck fermentation with Montrechat (Premier Rouge) yeast (max ...
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Angove's 1995 “Port”: Drinkable or Not?

I came into possession of a bottle of fortified wine - it says on the label "Premium Vintage Angove's 1995 Port". I happened to be at Angove's cellar door doing a tasting and I mentioned to them that ...
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When and why did wineries start diluting wine?

Commercial wineries sometimes (often?) dilute the grape juice with water before fermentation. This is done (according to that page) because the grapes have too much sugar and can kill off the yeast ...
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Nowadays do wine makers use squeeze-by-feet method for grape juice extraction to make wine?

Nowadays do grapes squeezed/stomped for juice extraction like Adriano Celentano did it in the "The Taming of the Scoundrel" movie? Do some wine-makers still use such method of juice extraction for ...
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Is it safe to drink a four decades old champagne?

A friend of my family gave us an unopened bottle of Bollinger champagne from 1979. It is a vintage champagne. Is it safe to drink? As far as I understand, the worst that could happen to alcohol is ...
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Why did my cherry juice turn directly into vinegar while never being wine?

These canned, additive-free cherries are packed in their own juice, watered down. I previously left this juice in a plastic water bottle while drinking it, for only three days, and it became ...
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How Are Wines Blended?

My favourite wine is a blend of Gewürztraminer and Riesling which (from what I can find) seems to be exclusively made in Australia by Rosemount and Hardys. This wine is becoming harder and harder to ...
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A geek's app for one's own personal wine notes [closed]

I have kept a text file of wine notes for years. Each entry is like: Wine #1 maker and wine name Date #1: Notes and cost Date #2: Notes and cost etc. Wine #2 maker and wine name Date #1: Notes and ...
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Where can I find open APIs with wine data (such as numerical expert rating)?

I'm looking for a wine API with basic info (producer name, name, varietal, region, expert rating, description). Wine.com seems to have deprecated their API last month. I can't find any other ones from ...
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What is the benefit of organic red wine?

Red wine is a rich wellspring of a polyphenol called resveratrol, which goes about as a cancer prevention agent. It shields the cells of the body from harm and avoids perpetual infections. These cell ...
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Why don't the French drink much Malbec?

I've always thought of Malbec as being a French wine, however when visiting France, it appears to be quite uncommon. Does anyone know why is isn't popular there?
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Distilling fermented beverages to remove head without concentrating alcohol?

AFAIK, good distillers discard (or at least reduce) the head (typically the first 5%) of any primary distillation run because it is predominantly less desirable high-VOC compounds. Is distillation ...
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Why moscato sweet?

Recently I'm in love with Moscato wine. It is very sweet. Is it real wine? Attached is the brand I consumed.
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Wine Recommendation for Soupe au Vin?

Some years ago when I was in France, we would drink soupe au vin (wine soup) which was served extremely cold on hot summer days. Not being in France and the summer days are now getting hotter, I would ...
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What is the difference between ice wine, iced wine and late harvest wines?

What is the difference, if any, between ice wine, iced wine(sometimes called frostbitten ice wine) and late harvest wines?
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Should all countries have strict wine laws, like France does? [closed]

You can tell that the French take their wine seriously because of their wine laws. It may only be called Pomerol if it is from a small set of vineyards, and harvested by virgins at full moon at the ...
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What dishes pair well with orange wine?

What food stuffs pair well with orange wine? This website has a little information on orange wines: Crushing: Orange Wines. But what I would like to know is what foods go well with these orange wine ...
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Are they any wines more along the sweet side that have more that 5 to 8% alcohol?

My wife loves drinking Moscato and Stella Rosa but they don't intoxicate her. I have to occasionally spike her drinks (obviously knowingly) with whiskey for her to feel a "buzz." Are there any wines ...
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What is the average percentage of commission of a commission only wine representative? [closed]

Just checking other views on what commission wine representatives make off sales.
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How to best serve a Madeira that's been in the fridge for a few years?

I've seen a few questions about what to do with some wines that have been in the refrigerator. I am planning on opening an unopened bottle of rainwater Madeira (aged 5 years) that has been in my ...
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Commemorative wines for a particular movie?

Not long ago, I read this article (FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA WINERY UNVEILS WINES TO BE POURED AT 2017 ACADEMY AWARDS® CEREMONY & GOVERNORS BALL) and it got me thinking if there exists a wine that ...
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What pairs well with fig wine?

I am going to make some homemade fig wine this year and would like to know what pairs well with fig wine. Here is the recipe I am planning to use: Fresh Fig Wine The common fig (Ficus carica) is ...
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Can I tell the wine from the cork?

Previously I asked a question regarding nomacorc. This has lead me to look more carefully at the corks that make their way into the boat. Now assuming that we are prolific wine consumers (only for ...
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Rose colored wine cocktail

I have no experience in making wine cocktails and I would like a recommendation of a "rose" colored wine cocktail. The wine cocktail I am looking for should be as close as possible to the color rose ...
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Alternative corks vs natural corks. What is the difference?

I have noticed the proliferation in recent years of what most people refer to as 'plastic' corks in wine bottles. It turns out not to be plastic, but Nomex. My question(s) is (are): What exactly is ...