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

All wine that you want to age for a long time should be kept at the same temperature. The difference in temperatures come when you want to serve the wine. White should be served at a lower temperature ...
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Germany loves to drink Glühwein (warm wine) in Winter, where else in the world do they practice that?

Glühwein is part of a larger category of heated and spiced wines called Mulled Wines. They are popular all over Europe and go by more names than I can cite here. The tradition is first recorded in ...
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Letting it 'breathe'

Allowing red wines to breathe for a short time allows the wine to oxidize, soften the flavors and release aromas. doing this is a proper wine glass is best. Allowing wine to breathe has the following ...
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Should lighter red wines be served chilled?

"Wine experts advise that white wines be served at 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, light reds at about 60 degrees and more complex reds at "room temperature" or 65 to 70 degrees. [Remember, the phrase "...
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Wine recommendation on the sweet side with 12 to 15% alcohol

It depends on how sweet you are looking for. If you are looking for very sweet than dessert wines are the way to go, a Sauternes or Mustacel will be at least 12% if not higher. If all you want is a ...
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Wine recommendation on the sweet side with 12 to 15% alcohol

Most fortified wines such as port, Madeira, (sweet) sherry, Commandaria are both very sweet and are very high in alcohol. Many are in the range of 20% ABV. I would strongly [pun intended] suggest ...
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Red wine service

As a safe bet, dry still red wines should be served between 18-20°C Of course exceptions apply... Opening time prior to service depends on the vintage, older wines (4+ years) need to breathe longer ...
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Germany loves to drink Glühwein (warm wine) in Winter, where else in the world do they practice that?

In Brazil, we have some festivities on July, and in this period it's common to drink warm and hot wine, pure, or with some fruits and spices. It's called "quentão" and is usually made with cubes of ...
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100 degrees, now what to do with the wine

Yes, it's perfectly fine to leave a bottle of red wine in the fridge if you can't finish it that day. In fact that is the best way to preserve an open bottle if you have no other way. You can extend ...
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What dishes pair well with black wine?

Saperavi is a Teinturier type grape, which usually means red skins and red flesh. I have grown two of these types of grapes. Dunkelfelder and Agria and they both are used to make deep red wines that ...
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How long will red wine last after pouring it into a glass

Ultimately, it last until you decide you no longer like the taste. What's happening is that the wine is oxidizing, and the flavor and aroma compounds are being destroyed once they're exposed to a ...
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Letting it 'breathe'

As above, the exposure to air, or more precisely, oxygen in the air, gives rise to subtle changes in the aromatic composition of the wine due to oxidation. To do this in the bottle i. e. to simply ...
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Germany loves to drink Glühwein (warm wine) in Winter, where else in the world do they practice that?

In Québec, we drink Caribou. Its "fortified" red wine, served warm. We drink it mostly in winter around the holidays.
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Germany loves to drink Glühwein (warm wine) in Winter, where else in the world do they practice that?

Sweden - and by extension Scandinavia - has Glögg, which is also a mulled wine, albeit more often spiced with cloves, cinnamon and the like compared to the Glühwein I've tasted. In addition, one may ...
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Wine recommendation on the sweet side with 12 to 15% alcohol

A little primer on alcohol and sugar in wine. The lower the alcohol is usually associated with higher acid levels because the grapes are picked less ripe. Champagne is a good example of this. To ...
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Sangria left out overnight

Well, I had a sip of it out of curiosity, and it tasted great, so I finished off what was left. No ill health effects to report so it would appear it was fine! I will say that the fruit looked ...
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Sangria left out overnight

Grain alcohol (brandy, triple sec, peach schnapps) does not spoil while it's sitting in your liquor cabinet. A bottle of wine, even with the oxidation after it's opened, can be drank for more or less ...
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Do red wines exist around 5-6 % alcohol volume?

The amount of sugar in ripe Vitis Vinifera grapes means that, unless you manipulate the process in some way, the finished wine will always be 10% ABV or stronger. The lowest ABV dry red wine that's ...
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Bold red wine which stains teeth purple

Why Red Wine Stains Strong pigments in red wine are instant stain-makers for porous surfaces like your teeth. These pigments, called chromogens, give it that deep, intense hue, and leave their ...
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Germany loves to drink Glühwein (warm wine) in Winter, where else in the world do they practice that?

In Russia we call it глинтвейн (glintveyn), and I believe the central ingredient is a melted sugar. Maybe not so much for the taste, but for the magic. It is important for the entire party to watch ...
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Germany loves to drink Glühwein (warm wine) in Winter, where else in the world do they practice that?

Within the Catholic Church and traverse many international borders mulled wine is a favourite drink in many a Catholic homes on the Feast of the Apostle St. John (December 27). Of Course mulled wine ...
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Wine recommendation on the sweet side with 12 to 15% alcohol

My favourite wine varietal these days is Portguese Vinho Verde which is a super-sweet white wine. Two major brands are Sogrape Gazela Vinho Verde at 9% ABV, sugar content 11g/L or Caves Alianca ...
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Wine recommendation on the sweet side with 12 to 15% alcohol

Please consider the sweet and fortified wines of the Rhone with Muscat de Beaumes de Venise being the kind of wine that might give satisfaction allround. I find that the great house of E. Guigal ...
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Wine and variety of flavours

As for butter Many white wines undergo a process that causes them to take on buttery flavors (which sometimes come across as buttered popcorn or even butterscotch). That process is called malo-...
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Red Wine recommendation for the Feast of St. John the Apostle?

Ken, as you requested in your response to my comment, I post this as an answer: Despite not fulfilling the first criteria, I suggest considering St John's Commandaria, a sweet desert wine made in ...
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Californian red semi-sweet wine similar to Kindzmarauli?

Kindzmarauli is a region in Georgia that is well known for their wines. There is also seems to be some confusion about if it's a style of wine or not. Wikipedia claims that it's a sweetish red wine ...
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How long will red wine last after pouring it into a glass

How long red wines last after it’s filled in the cup? The short answer is: Less than one day. Sources: 7 Basics to Serving Wine and Glassware How & Why You Swirl Wine In Your Glass
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What are some types of red wine that aren't buttery or sweet-ish?

What are some types of red wine that aren't buttery or sweetish? My guess is that one could try a red wine like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir. Generally speaking they are dry and thus not ...
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Wine and variety of flavours

There are several categories of organic compounds that are responsible for aromas - esters, ketones, and aldehydes are the most notable. Esters are formed when an alcohol and an acid combine; ...
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Guidelines for aging Cabernet Sauvignon

Being a former winemaker, Cabernet can made in a variety of styles from cheap Trader Joes Cabernet ready to drink the day you buy it, to Napa Valley cabs that won't soften up for at least a decade. In ...
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