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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What wines pair well with vegetarian dishes?

What wines pair well with vegetarian or vegan dishes? White wines?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 a wine someone asked me that question but I dont find the answer yet.
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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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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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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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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 ...