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Will alcohol boost body fat?

I am drinking Rum, Brandy and Whisky regularly. Sometimes beer. In those which boosts body fat? Which is good for obesity prone body?
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Californian red semi-sweet wine similar to Kindzmarauli?

I'm in search of wine which will taste similar to Georgian red semi-sweet Kindzmarauli Can you give some advice for California citizen?
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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 long in advance do you need to order Westvleteren?

I'm thinking of going to Belgium for a week's holiday in the autumn and this time take the car from the UK. This would be perfect for stopping by the monks at Westvleteren and buying a case of beer. ...
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Do you need to actually be flying somewhere in order to buy booze duty free at the airport?

I live in Sydney. I was wondering if it would be possible to take a trip to the airport and buy a whole bunch of Johnnie walker duty free? Do you actually have to be boarding a flight, or can you just ...
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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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What wines pair well with vegetarian dishes?

What wines pair well with vegetarian or vegan dishes? White wines?
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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 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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How to correctly do a “Hitch Mix” - Johnnie walker and perrier water

I'm curious to experience Christopher Hitchens reported favourite drink. He described it as Johnnie Walker black, cut with perrier water, and no ice. I've had a go and it's interesting, but I'm ...
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Can you make “herbal tea” out of beer brewing ingredients?

I like teas and I like how some people describe the different beer flavors, and I think it's very interesting, but unfortunately I'm not into alcohol or the beer brewing so far. I've heard the ...
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Refrigerate Non-Alcoholic beer?

Should non-alcoholic beer be refrigerated to preserve it? How long does non-alcoholic beer last when not refrigerated?
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Does “ice-cold filtering” have additional value for a beer?

Some German pilsner beers have and "ice-cold filtered" ("eiskalt gefiltert") line on their bottle labels. Is there any difference (regarding the taste first of all) between "normal" filtering and the ...
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Craft beers and Microbreweries in Melbourne?

There are several lists online for craft brews in Melbourne, Australia: https://foursquare.com/top-places/melbourne/best-places-craft-beer https://www.theurbanlist.com/melbourne/a-list/melbournes-...
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Effects of temperature and time handling on beer 's taste?

We have 12 can of beer, we boiled 3 of them in some ranges of temperature such as: 122F, 131F, 140F, 149F in some duration (30min, 40min, 50min, and 60min). Then we drank them, but we feel their ...
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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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Winterhighlight “Feuerzangenbowle” without headache?

I would like to take this answer to an other question as an opportunity to ask about an other speciality we Germans like to take in winter. It is about burning sugar with high-proof spirits. The ...
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Is there a drink in Italy similar to kvass?

Kvass is a low alcoholic drink made of (usually rye) bread. Is there something similar in Italy (like malt beer in Germany)? Or maybe is it possible to buy kvass in big supermarkets?
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Fosters Gold - Alternative

In the UK, I have always enjoyed Fosters lager and as a drink at home. I have always chosen Fosters Gold (Bottled) as my choice of drink at home, however I have just received this email reply saying ...
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What factors cause distinctions between Canadian and American craft beer?

I've lived on the Canadian border, right next to the U.S. for most of my life. In the past 5 or so years I've noticed that many American craft breweries seem to produce higher quality craft beer than ...
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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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How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible?

I like cold beer. Given the answers in Do beer bottles explode in freezer? -beer bottles may break in a freezer. How can I get my beer to chill as much as possible. Get it so cold that it's only ...
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Do beer bottles explode in freezer?

I have had cola cans explode in my freezer. But I cannot afford to test this on my long neck beer bottles. Do beer bottles (or cans) explode in a freezer (of a typical fridge in a household) ?
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Can I pour cans into a keg?

Can I pour cans of Carling in to a keg to use with a beer tap? It's a 9 liter keg, and all the beer will be drunk that day/night What gas pressure would I need? (If it's possible.) Can the same ...
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Extracting oils and flavours before fermentation

Distillation of ethereal oils is made with different pressures and temperatures than distillation of alcohol. So when distilling spirits out of mash directly most of the tastes get lost. I wonder if ...
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If buying a distillery, what would you focus on?

As I receive many offers of Latin American spirits and do not have any experience in marketing those (high quality) products I think to buy into an existing distillery with skilled personnel, to use ...
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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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How much Old Monk is famous in other countries?

I believe that this Rum from India is not limited to India but also having fans from around the world. Is this available in other countries? If it is, what is usage rate?
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Are there any spirits that never should be combined in a cocktail or drink?

Many drinks and cocktails are a mixture of different spirits with or without additional tastes introduced by juices, concentrates and/or other ingredients that create their special taste. My ...
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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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Best way to consume Mezcal?

About Mezcal I know that Mezcal is a drink made from 100% agave and so a more pure drink than Tequila. Rather bad Mezcal will include a "worm" which is a larva of two different kind of insects, as I ...
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Is a bottle of Sake that was open for roughly two years safe to drink?

I have an already opened bottle of sake in my possession that I'd like to drink. I opened it roughly two years ago, it was sealed with a simple screw-cap and stored at room temperature. Due to its ...
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What’s the drinking game with thumb on the bar?

I'm aware of a drinking game involving thumbs on the bar, but unsure of it's name or details and how to 'play' it - does anyone know such a game ?
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Why do they use different recipe for making a Caipirinha in Brazil and in Germany / Europe?

Recipe in Brazil: Ice-Cubes, white fine sugar, Cachaça, squeezed lemon Recipe in Germany / Europe: Crashed ice, coarse brown sugar, Cachaça, squeezed lemon. The difference is enormous. Made in the ...
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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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How should I drink limoncello?

I was given some decent Limoncello from Italy as a gift, 30% proof, brand name 'Villa Massa' from Sorrento. I had a tiny sip of it and it is quite smooth, not too sharp and rather nice. However I'm ...
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Why changes taste of beer when transported by plane?

I observed the following. When I was in Brazil I drank some craft beer, which I liked. I bought some bottles and took them with me to Europe. When I opened the bottles here the taste was terrible. ...
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Where can I find a type of beer that comes in flat top beer cans?

I am looking for a beer that is sold in flat top cans or at least cans that require a tool to open it. A friend and I were discussing it and I thought that it would make an excellent present. I am ...
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Non-alcoholic substitutes for wine

I like the taste of wine and the sensation the alcohol creates in the mouth, but I have no interest in the mental effects or the cancer risk. (I've never drunk enough at one time to become even so ...
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What are some of the iconic champagnes for each decade of the last 100 years?

Which champagne / house is most commonly associated with each decade since the 1920s? For example, a few initial thoughts might be: 1950s - Pol Roger (a Churchill influence?) 1960s - Bollinger (all ...
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Brewing in a rented space/place.

Can you brew beer in an apt? I could let it age in my closet, or the balcony storage shed.
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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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How to obtain Amanita Muscaria in California for brewing

I just read an article about brewing with Amanita Muscaria. Does anyone know the best way to get the mushroom in California?
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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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Where I can check the age of this blended scotch whisky?

How to check how old this scotch whisky is?
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How hard is it to get rare 18 year old Scotches directly in Scotland?

For the purpose of definition we'll call 'rare 18 year old Scotch' bottles that aren't really common in foreign markets like Canada. What I wonder is, if we're talking about that type of high-grade ...
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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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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 this Cooper and Thief red wine bottle?

I've got this Cooper and Thief bottle. From the label, it is a blend of red wines aged in Bourbon barrils. However, unlike red wine, it is 17% alcohol. I don't really know what to expect. Should I ...
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Alcohol and cannabis [closed]

Constellation Brands (STZ) has agreed to pay $190 million for a 10% stake in Canopy Growth Corporation, which sells medical marijuana in Canada and plans to sell recreational pot there when it becomes ...

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