I was thinking about making wine ice cubes to keep my wine cold while drinking it without diluting it. My question is, will all the alcohol evaporate? Will it still be potent? If anyone knows for sure, please let me know. Thanks!
posted by Sully
on Apr 10, 2013 -
When I lived in Chicago, there was a great late-night coffee shop called New Wave Cafe in Logan Square that was perfect for after-work writing. I've been having a hard time finding a similar spot since moving to NYC. It doesn't need to be a coffee shop, but it does need to be well-lit enough that I can read, and calm enough that I won't be seen as preventing the establishment from doing business. Bonus points if the place has a neighborhood-y feel with a friendly staff. I live in Greenpoint, work in SoHo, and usually commute via bicycle over the Williamsburg Bridge. Any suggestions, Metafilter?
posted by eustacescrubb
on Mar 31, 2013 -
Why are large-format wine bottles predominantly named after biblical figures (e.g. this reasonably comprehensive Wikipedia page
)? The answer is not easily forthcoming on either the internet (although Google has
been asked "why do wine bottles have biblical names?" before) or in my collection of food-studies books. Any ideas?
posted by scrim
on Feb 19, 2013 -
I'm having dinner with some lovely friends who I haven't seen for ages. Coq au Vin will be the main course. What can I bring that will complement this dish in an amazing way? Wine, side dishes, hors d'oeuvres - all suggestions appreciated.
posted by h00py
on Feb 14, 2013 -
We're hitting -25C here for the next few days, so I thought I'd indulge in an experiment -- putting 2.5L of cheap kit Shiraz into a food-safe container with a loose-fitting lid outside and fishing the ice out at the end of every day. What should I expect? When should I stop?
posted by Shepherd
on Jan 23, 2013 -
Need to gift a wine bottle to someone who enjoys red wine. I don't know what type of red.
There are so many brands to chose from so since I don't know his taste I would prefer to give something from a recognized winery. Don't want him to think I picked the cheapest red :)
Couple of brands that come to mind:
Budget: up-to $50
posted by r2d2
on Jan 13, 2013 -
Please recommend a durable and easy-to-use corkscrew, preferably under around $15 and available via Amazon Prime. [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad
on Dec 4, 2012 -
I absolutely love this recipe
by Gordon Ramsay but need to know the actual proportions to use, a good side-dish, an alternative to brill and a wine recommendation (both to use for cooking and to pair with the dish)
posted by Lucubrator
on Oct 28, 2012 -
My friend is starting a wine education company in Canada. He's trying to come up with a list of courses that would appeal to the widest audience. Right now he has a course on VQA wines, Italian wines, French wines, "How to find value wine", pinot noirs of the world (Oregon, Burgundy, California, New Zealand...) and is contemplating a course in Cabernets. Can you think of something that is missing or that would interest you more than what he has?
posted by jmmpangaea
on Oct 11, 2012 -
What do you get a super white wine connoisseur that's more special than a really great bottle of wine? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss
on Oct 1, 2012 -
We frequent a wine bar that features a self-service Enomatic machine. You load up a debit card and then serve yourself. My wife usually drinks wine and I normally order beers. A $50 bill may represent $40 charged up on the card, with only 2 beers actually brought out to me by a waiter. I've been tipping based on the value of what we actually consumed, so I'm doing the math on what my wife drank, even though it is all prepaid and self-serve. If I tip the full bill, the waiter that helps us the next time, when we may not need to add to the wine card, gets screwed.
Waiters of Mefi, am I doing it right?
posted by COD
on Sep 26, 2012 -
Are there any wines that will still be decent after 5 years at room temperature? [more inside]
posted by kerri13
on Sep 2, 2012 -
I am taking a last-minute, whirlwind tour of Switzerland from August 29-Sept 7th, and need budget lodging recommendations. [more inside]
posted by larthegreat
on Aug 20, 2012 -
I added some red wine to a hot pan containing some carmelized onions and garlic and spices and just-added cold ground turkey. FWOOM the wine ignited as if it were brandy in souvlaki. Wha? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark
on Aug 19, 2012 -
Asking the advice of the MetaFilter Special Gift Squad, Italian Wine Division. [more inside]
posted by finnb
on Aug 12, 2012 -
Cheap wine county hotels/motels/ B&B's? I am planning a romantic getaway in August. We want to check out an area 1-2 hours away from San Francisco, and preferably in Napa or Sonoma. But, if you know of other romantic weekend getaways, we are open to exploring! We have been to hot springs that were also amazing. We are on a budget, but sifting through Kayak and hotels.com is a chore and not always accurate, so we would love your recommendations. Thanks so much!
posted by tessalations999
on Jul 30, 2012 -
What resources could I point my roommate towards to find strategic marketing/marketing research/marketing analyst jobs in the wine industry of New York City? [more inside]
posted by msk1985
on Jul 23, 2012 -
I thinking of giving this
as an 80th birthday present. But can it really be OK? I realise that in spite of being called 'vin doux naturel' it is fortified - but eighty years? [more inside]
posted by Segundus
on Jun 24, 2012 -
Do you know some awesome sweet red wines available in Sydney (Australia)? [more inside]
posted by vidur
on Jun 13, 2012 -
Next month I'm traveling overseas from the US for the first time. What's the best way of packing the foods and beverages that friends have asked me to bring for them? [more inside]
posted by terrierhead
on May 22, 2012 -
I'm interested in studying all things wine related but what stops me is the desire for a second child sooner than later. How can I study wine while pregnant? Odd question but could use some help in understanding. [more inside]
posted by grablife365
on May 21, 2012 -
I ate at a great little restaurant in Las Vegas about 3 years ago that I'm trying to find while I'm here this week. These are the details I remember about it - it was near the airport, not attached to any hotel, specialized in wine, had a European bistro feel to it, had great food. I think it may have been in a strip mall but not positive. And I seem to remember it had numbers in the name, but again, not positive. I'm on a business trip and would love to find it, or something like it. I'm staying at South Point, so being easy to get to from here without having to deal with Strip traffic is a plus.
posted by ms_rasclark
on May 6, 2012 -
What to do in London this Friday? My brother is coming to London for some male bonding and mantime. I haven't spent any time working out how to fill the day with fun. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan
on Apr 24, 2012 -
Greek scholars: If an epithalamium is a poem "upon a bedchamber" what would a poem "upon wine" be? An epoinon (ἐποἶνον)? An epoinion (ἐποἶνιον)? An epoinios (ἐποἶνιος)? And how would you Latinize in a manner historically and stylistically concurrent to that of "epithalamium"?
Has no Greek poet ever written a poem "upon wine" before?
posted by punkbitch
on Feb 29, 2012 -
I've booked tickets to San Francisco for a 4-day trip in mid-March. I am looking for advice on: (1) what Northern California area would be best to visit for a good mix of interesting activities and romantic/luxurious atmosphere (wine country? coast? city?); (2) good places to stay in $200-500 per night range; and (3) interesting things to do or places to visit. [more inside]
posted by iminurmefi
on Feb 3, 2012 -
I've made some delicious red currant syrup (currants+sugar), but I left it too long in the fridge and it fermented. What can I do with it? Vinegar? Wine?
posted by leigh1
on Feb 1, 2012 -
When making homemade wine and specifically kits, the clearing of the wine often uses Kieselol followed by Chitosan. One of these adds a flavour to the wine that I absolutely find revolting. What could I use instead? [more inside]
posted by mrgroweler
on Jan 18, 2012 -
We are going to honeymoon in British Columbia wine country; what should we do aside from the obvious? [more inside]
posted by asnider
on Jan 5, 2012 -
We're going to Sicily in March, it's time to firm up our itinerary. We fly into Palermo and out of Catania. We plan on spending 3-4 days in Palermo, and then renting a car an setting out being in Catania 2 weeks later. We'd like to stay in two different areas for a week each, day trip to see the sights with a car, staying in an apartment or agriturismo if possible.
Where should we head? Interests are history, food and wine. Okay I lie, mostly food and wine. We are two adults and two twin girls who are 11. Not that interested in beaches.
Which areas/towns offer the best markets/winieries/classic ruins within an hour drive?
posted by Keith Talent
on Jan 5, 2012 -
I'd like to find a good book or books to teach me about wine that I can use in conjunction with tasting to learn more about which wines I like and which ones I don't. [more inside]
posted by pombe
on Jan 3, 2012 -
I am going to be visiting a good friend in the US, and I want to give her some Australian wine. However, I am a wine ignoramus. Help me choose a good wine for my friend. [more inside]
posted by strekker
on Jan 3, 2012 -
What are some great recipes that involve taking some thing, adding an entire bottle of wine, a couple of minor ingredients (salt/pepper/herbs/vegetables for savory, sugar/spices/fruit for sweet) and then cooking it slowly for many hours? Especially recipes where it doesn't matter that the wine is probably exceptionally bad. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious
on Dec 23, 2011 -
I'd like to get my dad a nice bottle of red wine to drink with Christmas dinner. I'm thinking a nice table wine that he maybe hasn't tried before.
His favorites are Masi's Campofiorin and the Cesari Mara. In the past I've splurged on some nice Amarone's and Barolo's but I'm thinking I'd like to do something in the $10-$20 range.
Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by machine
on Dec 22, 2011 -
Need to pick up some wine between Oakland Airport and Inner Richmond in SF. [more inside]
posted by Danf
on Nov 29, 2011 -
Can you please point me to a fabulous wine decanter? Here's what I mean by fabulous:
1) Dishwasher friendly
2) Lead-free glass
3) Good lookin' and good quality in person.
4) Available for purchase online. [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea
on Nov 24, 2011 -