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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 ...
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What is the largest winery that supplies sacramental wine to the Catholic Church?

As the question states, I would like to know what is the largest winery that supplies sacramental wine for the Catholic Church? By largest supplier to the Catholic Church of sacramental wine, I mean ...
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Marketing wine - does the label matter

Living in Spain one tends to get used to good plonk at good prices. However, now that I am based (for the time being) in the Canary Islands I come across a lot of Canarian wines. One cannot call ...
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Red wine service

I want organize a meeting around Italian wine but I have multiple question in my brain. I read a lot of page in this big web for prepare wine. My wine is not into a fridge. I know my red wine may be ...
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How to select a wine based on production quality?

Recently, I started a question on the diminishing returns of wine, which resulted in an answer that brought to light that any given wine is a 'work' dependent on a number of variables, such as, but ...
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Is there a modern wine that is designed to resemble an ancient Hebrew (Palestinian) wine?

After seeing this question on the 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 wine that ...
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What should I do when my wine's cork crumbles?

I bought a bottle of wine the other day, and when I attempted to open it, the cork crumbled to pieces! I was eventually able to dig a hole through the cork, and pour the wine (slowly) through a coffee ...
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Do wines from grafted vine stock taste different from non-grafted?

The Phylloxera plague of the 19th century devastated the grape stocks of Europe. However, Charles Valentine Riley and J. E. Planchon grafted the vines (Vitis vinifera) onto rootstock of an American ...
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Does wine have a low 'diminishing return' threshold?

Over the last year I've been getting more into wine, but not too extensively, only having bought bottles in the range of about $10 - $20 cdn. I've also sampled a good number of wines while dining out. ...
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Do restaurants ever oak their wine glasses?

Some time ago I was at a dinner with an oenophile who ordered an expensive bottle of red wine. After a few sips, he noted that it was very "oaky." I thought it was excellent, but I didn't smell any ...
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An alternative to sherry in trifle

I want to make a proper sherry trifle, but do not want to use sherry! Is there an alternative liqueur that wont change the whole ethos of the trifle. Here is a link to how to make a sherry trifle. ...
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What's the difference between Cava and Champagne?

With warmer weather upon us it is sometimes nice to just sit and enjoy a glass or two of fizz. However, what to choose. There are rows upon rows of fizzy wines and Champagnes in the shops. It seems ...
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Traditional wine recommendation for a romantic evening on Valentine's Day?

Being a man of tradition and enjoying the finer things in life, I would like to have a nice romantic evening with my love next Valentine's Day (February 14). However I would like to keep the choice ...
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A romantic evening - what to drink?

OK, I want to create a romantic evening - everything is organized except for the perfect beverage! For various reasons, champagne is out, so is any type of wine or beer or cider. Thus the question, ...
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Spittoons - in a friendly wine tasting

We sometimes do a friendly wine tasting. The idea is to discover good, well priced wines available locally - something that you might not have bought yourself. Everyone brings a bottle, they are ...
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Why is chaptalization illegal?

What is chaptalization and why is it illegal to do to wine in some places? (Like France?) Is it at all dangerous to consume chaptalized wine? What are the benefits (if any) of chaptalization?
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Alternatives to rum and gin to drink with meals

What could be a good alternative to either rum or gin to have with an evening meal (or lunch). I do not drink wine or beer. Vodka is well, to my thinking, just vodka, so I would like to find ...
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Availability of Zinbardel wine

Back in the 1960s and early 1970s I used to drink a jug wine called Zinbardel. They stopped making it and I haven't been able to find it since. Does anyone still make Zinbardel wine?
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Can white wine and red wine be kept in the same cellar

I would like buy a cellar of aging at home for preserve my wine, but i don't know if the white and red wine can be kept in the same cellar. Maybe at the same temperature? There are cellars ...
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Sparkling wine from Spain, is it Cava or not?

I bought a bottle of Raventos i Blanc L'Hereu. Here is the link to official web site: Raventos i blanc. I am unsure whether it is Cava or just regular sparkling wine? I know, Spain has strict laws, ...
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Traditional drinks for celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany?

Most places celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6. Are there any local, traditional drinks that exist that people have as a way celebrating this feast in a local and traditional manner? ...
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What is this wine set element?

I have been wondering what is this wine set element - i cant think a use to it and google search showed other wine sets which didn't contain it (sometimes there was bottle opener holder in it's place)....
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Mint sugar wine

I'm planning on making sugar wine. I want to improve the flavor by adding mint but I don't know where I can get three cups of fresh mint. If I use mint extract, or mint oil will it do the same thing?
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Wine fermentation in steel tank

When fermenting wine in a steel tank, should one put on the lid or should one leave it open? Now as I understand, if it's open to oxygen, the yeast will multiply much faster and so the fermentation ...
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How can I improve the flavor of a cheap bottle of sparkling wine?

How can I improve on a cheap bottle of bubbly wine? I thought of a few ideas myself but instead of wasting it I thought I'd ask. BTW, by improving I mean make it taste better.
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How can I find my favorite wine?

How do I find my favorite wine? Obviously if I go drinking every bottle I can get my hands on I'd find one but I can't. Also, I already know the general feel of the wine I'd like; i.e. dry, sweet, ...
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Must try wines in Frankfurt region

Some regions around Frankfurt are famous for their wines. When I was in Frankfurt last time, I tried their Apple wine and simply loved it. This time, I will be in Frankfurt for a longer period and ...
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Wine and variety of flavours

I have a simple question. If you taste or read about wine, you encounter all kinds of flavours: butter, cherry, thyme etc. etc. But the grapes have never been in touch with butter, for example. Where ...
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muscadine wine fermenting

I made wine last fall (2015) September and racked it one time. After that I left it in the carboys. It stopped fermenting and cleared. I never bottled it, it's still in there with the airator top ...
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Is there any proof that a $1,000 bottle of wine is a good wine?

The other day, I was in a specialty wine store and noticed several bottles of wines priced between $500 and $5,000! Is there any way of knowing (historically or otherwise) that a particular ...
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Is there a modern wine that is designed to resemble ancient Roman winemaking?

Wine was a cornerstone of ancient Roman cuisine and most Romans (including children and slaves) drank it every single day. In the past 2000 years, both grape cultivars and winemaking itself have ...
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How to know which wine goes with which type of food

I'm planning on having some friends over next week, and since I really enjoy grilling I plan to make some good steaks for them. They like wines, I personally would just drink a cold beer considering ...
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What characteristics make a suitable wine for mulling?

When I make mulled wine (wine heated with anise stars, citrus, and spices) I use Rex Goliath because at $6 a bottle, it's the cheapest thing I can get my hands on. But is there a better way? What ...
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Cooking with wine

I was always told that if I was going to cook with wine just buy a cheap bottle as it makes no difference once you cook away the alcohol. Is this true or would a more expensive bottle give me more ...
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How long does an opened bottle of wine last in the fridge?

How long does an opened bottle of wine last in the refrigerator? (Simply plugging the cork back in that is, and not using any vacuum contraption.)