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Irish Cream Liqueur chemistry

Among Irish Cream liqueurs, particularly lower-shelf than the big names, do any use an all-out unrefrigerated-single-serve-coffee-creamer approach to achieving shelf stability, i.e. tetrasodium ...
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Is there an online and/or English-language version of the “Jiǔmíngjì” 酒名記?

I was reading Peter Kupfer's scholarly piece Amber Shine and Black Dragon Pearls: The History of Chinese Wine Culture (June 2018). During the Song Dynasty (960–1279), it says, large amounts of ...
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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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What types of glasses are used for Fortified Wines

Please explain, what types of glasses are used for Fortified wines and why? For example: Spanish: Jerez/Sherry, Moscatel Portuguese: Port, Madeira Italian: Marsala
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Long-term Storage of Vishniak in Corny Keg (Stainless Steel)

I am looking to make a bunch of Cherry Vishniak this year and I am trying to figure out how best to store it for a long period of time (1-5+ years). I have several corny kegs that I am thinking about ...
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Why aren’t people in Ohio allowed to order a bottle of scotch?

If you check websites like Drizly, it seems that people in Ohio aren’t allowed to order a bottle of scotch. Why is that? Edit: The delivery services I’m referring to (e.g. Drizly) are a delivery ...
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Alcohol sales dropping due to name similarity with other things

Corona beer sales are dropping due to the coronavirus-19 because of a possible similarity in name? Are there any other know sales of some wine, beer or other alcoholic drinks that have plummeted due ...
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Found brewing grains in a bunch of paper bags - can I use them?

Found a bunch of specialty grains I'd intented for a beer but lost to time. They've been in brown paper bags for well over a year. Is it worth using them at all for a small batch or has time/air ...
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Are there any public APIs that will help determine the legality of a location to get Beer-Wine-Spirits delivered?

Am after APIs that will in real-time help me understand by way of providing such APIs with the following inputs: Store/Location Address/Geocoordinates of the location Customer Address for receiving ...
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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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Home Brewing in South Africa

If I brew beer at home can I give it to friends or relatives. In South Africa
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I seem to only suffer gastro-intestinal issues when I drink a particular beer. That being Founders All Day IPA Session Ale. Why?

I love the beer. Most folks do I suppose. I cant be the only one that has issues with GI after only having a few of these. I can drink other alcohol just fine. Why this one beer?
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Trying to find out more about this John Exshaw bottle

I just found two bottles of Exshaw. The reason I bought them was because someone close to me used to drink this (years ago). I got a pretty good bargain on them so just went with it. When I opened ...
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Paw Paw 'Brandy' with slight blue cast

I'm working on recipe development for a Paw Paw 'brandy' and have had a slight blue cast to the product. Can anyone weigh in on the outcome? Thank you
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Name of a cocktail with orange peel+coconut+lime

Last night, I asked bartender for a cocktail based on orange peel. Then he made a cup of cocktail with orange peel & coconut & lime. It was off sweet taste. He told me the name of cocktail ...
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When and how was the Estonian cocktail the Hammer and Sickle invented?

I know it's made from 1/4 Vana Tallinn and 3/4 Sparkling Wine (or Champaign) but I've spent ages trying to find out where and how it started. Does anyone claim to have invented it? What is the ...
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Drinkability for NV wines in Cellartracker

On www.cellartracker.com you can declare which wines you have purchased and their vintage, etc. There is also a "drinkability"/"drinking window" field where you can recommend when a particaular wine ...
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Differences in beers from Asia in comparision to beers from Europe

Is there anything unique about beer in Asian countries compared with European beer? or is it mainly just a brand difference? Some of them are for example, Tsingtao beer of China, Saigon beer of ...
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Seeking images of Devenish brewery labels

I’m looking for information about Devenish brewery. I found a few images of beer labels that I love and am doing a little art project to recreate the whole set. If you have any information, access to ...
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Where is Archetype microbrewery in Vietnam?

Traveling to Vietnam in 2018-19 I had the chance to try several (very good!) local craft beers and one of those I tasted in Ho Chi Minh was by Archetype Brewing Co. I am trying to find out any ...
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Home brew legalities South Africa

Good day everyone, I write for The Citizen newspaper. Mpumalanga Provincial Commissioner Lt General Mondli Zuma has stated it is illegal to home brew beer. I'd like to help correct him on this. If ...
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Where can I buy Grimbergen Beer in Edmonton or Sherwood Park, Alberta?

I bought it last at Eagle Spirit 212 Wye Road Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada.
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Table of alcohol densities vs temperature

I'm working with a physical copy of Stevenson Reeves Practical Alcohol Tables Vol 2. I'm doing a lot of calculations that involve temperature/density changes. I am looking for a legal/paid for/online ...
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Prophecies involving alcohol?

When we read the Life of Nostradamus, we come across a rather strange little prophecy. Put in a short manner, it states that whoever drank from the skull of Nostradamus would inherit his incredible ...
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What cocktails would be good mixed with Nanaimo Bar Cream?

An Ontario-based whisky distillery has created a new “Nanaimo Bar Cream” liqueur which is reportedly “flying off shelves” across the country. Here in BC liqueur has just arrived on the shelves. I ...
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Are there examples of “Trappist” beers that lost that label (or ceased to exist)?

For a pubquiz, I am looking for a "Trappist" beer that lost that label (preferably), or ceased to exist. All I can find are the current 12 Trappists, nothing about old ones.
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What possible health benefits are there with drinking alcohol in moderation?

What possible health benefits are there with drinking alcohol in moderation? The other day, I was reading the St. Paul’s Letter to Timothy where Paul had recommended that Timothy take a little wine ...
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How to fix too much Potassium Metabisulfite in the must?

I'm making a strawberry wine and added 2 grams of potassium metabisulfite in 10 liters of must. I think this is too much right? How do I fix it? Will this give bad flavour?
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Why is “Boxer Ice” beer now called “BXR Ice”?

I just noticed that the logo on one of Minhas Breweries (Calgary Alberta and Monroe Wisconsin) products has changed. "Boxer Ice" beer now says "BXR Ice", but otherwise looks ...
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Are there collectors of old champagne bottles not opened? I’ve got 1996 bottle with Atlanta Olympic Rings on it

I have a 1996 Atlanta Olympic bottle of korbel champagne are there collectors?
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Is distilled water automatically deionised water?

In the process of distilling water. Does the said water become de-ionised? I don't know how many ways I've tried to put this but it keeps coming back as not up to your standards. Oh that did it it ...
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What effect does brandy have on blood pressure?

I've heard that Brandy can have an impact on blood pressure, but mixed responses of lower or higher feelings in the human body. What exactly does it do? Does the direction of the effects change over ...