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Sparkling wine from Spain, is it Cava or not?
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I dug into their website and they are moving away from the Cava distinction because it is associated with cheap sparkling wine and they want to go higher end. They could call it Cava but choose not ...

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How do beer manufacturers keep the taste the same?
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There are really two questions here. 1) How do breweries keep the yeast they have from evolving over time 2) How to breweries keep a consistent flavor over time I'll answer the second one first... ...

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Guidelines for aging Cabernet Sauvignon
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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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Wine fermentation in steel tank
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I was a professional wine maker for a few years. We always used open top fermenters on our red wines when they were fermenting on the skins, we just threw sheets or blankets over them to keep the bugs ...

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Are there any problems in serving non-cooled beer?
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As with all alcoholic beverages there should be no issues drinking them cold, warm or even hot. The alcohol pretty much kills any nasty things. There may be some flavor issues. Flavors are more ...

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Health Issues Associated with Budweiser Prohibition?
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Yes, they are full of sugar and calories regardless of the alcohol. Treat them like soft drinks if you are counting calories.

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How long does Chouchen keep once opened?
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I had to look up Chouchen as I'd never heard of it before (see, after many years still learning!) It looks like it's a form of mead made out of Buckwheat honey which gives it that dark color and ...

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Is the country of origin for a beer always the same as the brewers country of origin?
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If you look at the large multinational breweries like Budweiser or Heineken, they always have to list the country the beer was brewed, but not the country that the business originated in. Heineken is ...

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What is "Five Fruits" in this 1920s cocktail recipe?
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Although I am not sure what "Five Fruits" are I think I know what they are talking about. Having seen enough crappy fruit punch in my day, I am guess that they are talking about Fruit Cocktail from ...

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Beer expired last year and this year
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Yes it's safe to drink. There is nothing in there that wasn't in there already. If it was stored properly it should show some signs of aging which can be a good thing if you are into that. The oldest ...

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How is expired beer typically disposed of by large retailers?
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It depends on what state you are in but here in Washington State the liquor control board wants you to document the destruction of alcoholic beverages that were damaged or expired if it's a large ...

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A brand of scotch that routinely prints the release year on the bottle?
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I think there are two ways to look at this. Some distilleries do put the date when they bottled the whisky/scotch it will just take some leg work. Even cheap Old Turkey has a bottled date stamped on ...

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Craft beers and Microbreweries in Melbourne?
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Why don't you do the work yourself. Google lists about 15 craft breweries in downtown Melbourne. I would have to say that's probably the most up to date list

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How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible?
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Don't fool around with freezer or salted water! Either get about 1 gallon of food grade Glycol or Everclear alcohol and put it in your freezer until it's -10F. You can leave it in the bottle or put it ...

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How to obtain Amanita Muscaria in California for brewing
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Check with your local mycological society in your area. If it grows wild near you. You can buy grow kits and try to grow it indoors. But the mycological society is probably your best bet for finding ...

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Restart fermentation stuck at 1.026SG?
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There are specific steps to restarting a stuck wine/mead/high gravity beer. You can read the whole procedure here. You'll need some champagne yeast or some other special yeast used to restart stuck ...

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Are there any sure fire hangover cures?
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There is no cure for a hangover except to not drink in the first place.

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Why is there no mention on labels especially IPAS of alcohol content?
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There is no requirement from the TTB at the federal level to include ABV% on beer labels. Individual states can mandate that. Washington state, where I live, mandates that any beer over 6% needs to ...

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Shelf Life of Warm Beer
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I think any beer that has already been shipped around the world can probably take a week at slightly elevated temperatures. I don't think a week is going to hurt it, but a couple of months might. ...

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Other than beer are there any fictional drinks that eventually became real?
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Star Trek Saurian Brandy. This is a fake drink, along with Klingon Blood Wine and Romulan Ale, that have been recreated in the real world.

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Distilling fermented beverages to remove head without concentrating alcohol?
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No, this would destroy the wine/mash/beer that your were trying to remove the "head" from. Just to make the first pass in a still to remove this head, you would need to get the liquid up to around ...

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Can I tell the wine from the cork?
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Yes and No. Expensive wines are generally bottled in more expensive packaging because there is a greater profit margin and winemakers want to exude an air of exclusivity and expense. The unfortunately ...

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What alcohol to pair with roast goose?
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OK, I am giving two answers to this after I thought about it. If you REALLY want to stay super traditional to the spirit of the day and dig deep into your English roots, you would have some a nice ...

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Which Brahma beer is unhopped?
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Are you sure it wasn't the Brahma Malzbier? I've had regular Brahma before and it taste like any other watery pale lager from MillBudCoors. The Malzbier is a beer that is dark and they add caramel ...

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Fermenting Bananas
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Step by Step guide to make banana beer at home Banana Beer Recipe Yummy!

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Traditional wine recommendation for a romantic evening on Valentine's Day?
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Isn't Saint Valentine Irish? I would be drinking a Guinness then! Oh, but you asked for wine... You could celebrate with the blood of Christ and drink a nice Italian Red Wine, like a nice aged Amarone....

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What fortified red wines combine best with black olives, pistachio nuts and this particular cheese?
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The only answer would be an aged Madeira or Port. I think either would be an excellent accompaniment to the foods are your choosing. Make sure they are fairly old. 10+ years old at least. The older ...

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Traditional drinks for St Patrick's Day?
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I don't think the Irish really care too much as long as they have a drink in front of them. How about Irish Whiskey and Guinness? Maybe some Irish Coffee, Bailey's or cider. All the Irish I know aren'...

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Do kosher beers exist?
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All beer is considered Kosher if there are not any special additives. If it's made from water, barely, hops and yeast it generally considered Kosher. Based on the kashrut, most beers produced by ...

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Why do France and Italy have so much lower beer consumption than their neighbors?
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Sorry, the top answer here is kind on the right track but not 100%. It all has to do with the CLIMATE of these countries. Generally, in the northern hemisphere, you cannot make quality wine above the ...

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