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An alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Why is non-vintage wine so poplar in sparkling wine but not in still wine?

The majority of sparkling wines have no vintage. Every champagne brand has at least one wine that does not carry a vintage, and a small part of the production output goes into vintage champagnes. How ...
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How come wineries and/or wine tasting events often so generous in giving samples?

How come wineries and wine tasting events are often so generous with their samples that people taste? For example, at many food tasting venues tasting samples are often very small in comparison. Are ...
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Recommendation for a Sasquatch Day barbecue?

Group of hunting buddies here in BC, are planning have a Sasquatch Day barbecue on October 20! October 20 is the anniversary of the alleged Patterson–Gimlin film of a real Bigfoot. Hoping to start a ...
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Is it appropriate to request a bottle of wine at the table upon arrival at a dinner reservation?

I'm making reservations at a nice place on the bay where I'm going to go on a date. I'm at the point in the online reservation where I can write requests in a text field. Is it appropriate to request ...
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What pairs well with cannabis wine?

What pairs well with cannabis wine? Cannabis Wine: Herbs have been infused into wine since the time of ancient Greece. These aromatized wines are now even being infused with cannabis. One such ...
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What pairs well with green wine?

What pairs well with green wine? Green wine (Vinho Verde) is basically an inexpensive young wine. Vinho Verde (literally 'green wine') refers to Portuguese wine that originated in the historic Minho ...
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Pairing sweet wine with dessert

A rule of thumb I've heard concerning pairing (sweet) wine with (sweet) desserts is that the wine should be sweeter than the dessert. For some references, see e.g., here or here. So suppose I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What modern wine would considered close to the Greek Pramnian wine?

I would like to make Kykeon, as close as possible to the original recipe as possible. I understand the recipes of making Kykeon, but am at a loss as to what modern wine would be considered as a close ...
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What are the best paid wine database APIs? (most extensive and comprehensive)

I'm looking to implement a wine database API into my app. What are the most extensive and comprehensive databases to look for? I know about Wine-searcher.com API. Has anyone any experience with it and ...
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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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