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An alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes.

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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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Can white wine and red wine be kept in the same cellar?

I would like buy a cellar for aging wine at home, 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 refrigerated with two ...
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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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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.)
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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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What is this wine set element?

I have been wondering what is this wine set element - I can't think of a use to it and Google search showed other wine sets which didn't contain it (sometimes there was bottle opener holder in its ...
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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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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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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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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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Wine recommendation on the sweet side with 12 to 15% 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 won't change the whole ethos of the trifle? Here is a link to how to make a sherry trifle. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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