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How do people preserve wines, champagne?

This really depends on the drink itself. Some wines are meant to keep for years. Others should be drunk immediately. Most should be drunk within 1 or 2 years. So choose your wine carefully. There are ...
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Is chilling champagne in the freezer detrimental to its taste?

English is not my native language and I am not sure of the meaning of the word freezer. I believe it is the part of the fridge that goes under 0°C. In France, according to my habits, the champagne ...
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Is chilling champagne in the freezer detrimental to its taste?

I don't know if it somehow hurts the carbonation in a freezer, but I do believe that chilling in a bucket of water and ice is faster than chilling in the freezer. Heat transfer to air is much slower ...
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Why is non-vintage wine so poplar in sparkling wine but not in still wine?

Champagnes typically mix batches of wines from multiple years in order to attain a consistent 'house style' that is generally free from the vagaries of climate and location. Only in an exceptional ...
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When some one uses "sweet" to describe Blanc de Noir Brut Champagne, what does it really mean?

Technically, the wine is not sweet - as the residual sugar content is nowhere near the required levels. Calling a Brut Champagne sweet, probably indicates that someone finds the wine more approachable ...
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What are some of the iconic champagnes for each decade of the last 100 years?

What are some of the possible iconic champagnes from each decade of the last 100 years? Before going on, I would like to define the word iconic which I would like to use as a loose model in the ...
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Elder flower champagne best to use natural yeast or add a wine yeast?

I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability. Your description of your earlier wine makes me question you: Have you used a hydrometer to calculate the alcohol percentage of your ...
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How do people preserve wines, champagne?

I did a deep dive into Stack Exchange because I thought this question would've been asked before! But, it has not. That doesn't mean that the answer isn't super easy to find. First of all, not all ...
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How I can confirm that scotch whisky consumed by me is a genuine high quality scotch Whisky Bought by INDIAN RUPEES

HOW do tasters decide that the genuine quality of Scotch whisky is of high quality by tasting It is an acquired skill developed over time with education and experience. It is learned from much ...
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Are there collectors of old champagne bottles not opened? I’ve got 1996 bottle with Atlanta Olympic Rings on it

Yes. There are pretty much collectors of every type for almost any item imaginable... anything that is old, or even remotely interesting, is likely collected somewhere in the world by someone. A ...
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Can old flat champagne be used for vinegar?

Yes, pretty much any old wine, if it hasn't already turned into vinegar, can be made into vinegar. The best is to start with clean wine, but if it already tastes kind of funky just push it towards the ...
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Why is non-vintage wine so poplar in sparkling wine but not in still wine?

"Bursting Bubbles" by Robert Walters is a very good history which covers this question in good detail. The book is widely available to buy, for example here: https://www.thegoodwineshop.co....
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When some one uses "sweet" to describe Blanc de Noir Brut Champagne, what does it really mean?

When some one uses “sweet” to describe Blanc de Noir Brut Champagne, what does it really mean? Sweetness is a way to express the amount of residual sugars to alcohol levels in a wine or champagne. ...
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