my parents are in danger of losing their farm, because they aren't selling any wine. People say the wine is great but the marketing and name are ugly and cheap. My brother and I need to learn about pinot noir wines and the wine industry quickly to see if we can help. I don't really drink very often, and really know bugger all about wine. [more inside]
posted by compound eye
on Nov 13, 2009 -
When a wine is described as having flavor "notes" is there any science behind that? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr
on Nov 13, 2009 -
Beaujolais Nouveau 2007: drinkable still? Or should I use it to deglaze a pan?
posted by Sara Anne
on Nov 3, 2009 -
Is there another site that sells wine that is shipped by wineries aside from wine.woot.com? [more inside]
posted by aburd
on Oct 27, 2009 -
I find that French red wine has a very distinctive body and aftertaste. Is this truly specific to French wine, or have I not found some equivalents elsewhere in the world? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety
on Oct 19, 2009 -
I love cooking with my new dutch oven, but have never liked the taste of alcohol in food. I know I can always substitute, but is there a good braising cookbook that minimizes alcohol use in the recipes?
posted by boombot
on Oct 13, 2009 -
At a wine tasting last year, I tried a port that was notably less sweet than any other I have had. I liked it a lot, and I totally forget who made it or what it's name was.
It wasn't tawny, and it wasn't white. It might have been vintage. That's all I remember. So: recommendations for less-sweet ports that retail for $35 or so?
posted by everichon
on Oct 9, 2009 -
Have you ever participated in a winery's grape crush? Or do you know what that entails? What happens at the winery? How hard is the work? How long does it take? Tell me what you know about crush!
posted by amanda
on Oct 5, 2009 -
It's a common enough question, what should I do on my holidays in New Zealand? But we're not regular folks so finding good information has been difficult. We have 10 days in late October and we fly in and out of Auckland. We're Australian but well traveled and will most likely stay on the North Island unless some compelling information arises. We've hired a campervan and intend to travel about and camp where we can. Maybe a bed and breakfast or two. Though we are on a budget the main goal is to relax and enjoy the scenery rather than try and cram in too much. [more inside]
posted by dinoworx
on Sep 27, 2009 -
Good inexpensive family apartments for rent inland from Ancona, Italy in end-October? Need some assistance. [more inside]
posted by avocade
on Sep 22, 2009 -
Does Brita filtered water work for making wine? My experiment got no yeast fermentation in four batches of wine using Brita filtered water and great yeast fermentation in three batches of unfiltered tap made similarly as a control.
posted by kturner
on Sep 19, 2009 -
I'm accustomed to wine stoppers that look like this
, but last night at the LCBO I was sold one that looks like this
. It doesn't fit in either of my (presumably standard) wine bottles. How do I work this thing?
posted by thisjax
on Sep 12, 2009 -
Australian holding a swiss passport and looking to do some seasonal work (less than 2 weeks) in france while travelling. [more inside]
posted by Raff
on Sep 5, 2009 -
More expensive alternatives to Riccadonna? I looove the sweetness of Riccadonna but want something a bit less cheap and tacky. So something around the 30-50$ mark (Australian dollar) would be super.
I hate dry and tart sparkling wines, but I have also tried some sweet sparkling wines that are too
sweet and heavy almost -- like a mudcake that's too rich and sickly. Riccadonna seems light and sweet and fruity as opposed to cloying. Note: I know almost nothing about wines and champagnes, so feel free to teach me things. :)
posted by mjao
on Sep 2, 2009 -
I have been drinking coffee regularly, and red wine occasionally, for 10 years. But over the past 2 months, my throat seems to have developed an intolerance for both. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 9, 2009 -
Winefilter: What are the storage conditions for a bottle of 2005 Reserve de la Comtesse, from Château Pichon Comtesse de Lalande? [more inside]
posted by titantoppler
on Aug 8, 2009 -
I would like to give custom wine glasses and wine with a custom label as a gift to my SO...advice?? [more inside]
posted by jdlugo
on Jul 29, 2009 -
Looking for ideas for interesting gifts/souvenirs/foods that I can buy in the Boston area and bring to friends and relatives in other parts of the country. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby
on Jul 22, 2009 -
I want to find consumables that are aged exactly 18 years, and send them to northern California within 2 weeks. [more inside]
posted by nat
on Jul 8, 2009 -
Need help finding a good red wine. Tricky part - I need to purchase it online and have it shipped in Kentucky. [more inside]
posted by sporaticgenius
on Jun 26, 2009 -
If you needed to pick a single winery for your entire selection of wine for a party, with a max budget of $8-10/750 mL, what winery would you choose? Something along the lines of Beringer, Yellow Tail, Woodbridge, etc.? [more inside]
posted by erin_trying
on Jun 10, 2009 -
Wine- (and beer-) making without buying a kit: What kind of equipment to buy, and where? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie
on Jun 8, 2009 -
Does good beer or wine exist in Turkey? I'm staying in Istanbul for a few months. I've found the local food quite nice, but the beer & wine suck mightily. How do I find imported Belgian or German beer, or good
French or Spanish wine. I hear Georgian wine
is basically the best Eastern European wine. How might one find it? What about Greek options? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges
on Apr 27, 2009 -
University-etiquette filter: I received a great grant and would like to thank the professors who helped me through the rigorous application process. Is a good bottle of wine a proper choice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 23, 2009 -
spilled wine on the corner of my laptop, everything works, but there's a small "permanent" stain just on the LCD display! [more inside]
posted by yonation
on Apr 18, 2009 -
If you want to send someone a classy thank you gift, e.g. wine, chocolates or flowers, what are the best options if all you have in terms of contact info is the person's email address? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Mar 31, 2009 -
Anybody know where I can buy a bottle of mead in NYC?
posted by Afroblanco
on Mar 19, 2009 -
What has been your own personal experience
with strictly moderate alcohol consumption (1-2 drinks/night) when engaged in any kind of weight loss regimen you've done? Did it have any noticeable effect on your mood, outlook, and progress? Better yet, what changes did you notice cutting out drinking or adding it back in? (please no crusading or mere speculation, thanks)
posted by crapmatic
on Mar 15, 2009 -
Any good restaurants in Vancouver, BC with a good port wine selection? Downtown area is preferred.
posted by stp123
on Mar 6, 2009 -
Can I have wine shipped interstate to Minnesota? Free The Grapes
, a website for a wine trade association, says that Minnesota allows direct shipments. But Wine.com says they can not ship to Minnesota because of state regulations.
What is the law in MN?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood
on Feb 17, 2009 -
Help me identify this wine rack
. I purchased these at a flea market about 10 years ago and would like to expand the rack to hold more bottles. The tubular sections are extruded so they come apart and inter-lock. Anyone know who manufactured them so I could know what to search for?
posted by machaus
on Feb 12, 2009 -