Wine Question: I've got a bottle of 2003 Radford Dale Gravity, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Is it still "good"?
How long can one keep an unopened bottle of quality white wine past its vintage year? [more inside]
Winefilter: Help me find a red wine my mom will like! [more inside]
Have you used CrossOver Linux (the Codeweavers version of Wine)? Does it work well with MS Office 2007? I've installed regular Wine and MS Word on my (Fedora 12) computer, and it works like crap. I was curious if the commercial version worked any better. Thanks. [more inside]
Long-shot wine snobbery filter: Has anyone out there had both the 1997 and 1999 Opus One, and if so, can you give your opinion about the two? [more inside]
Help me plan an eventful couples trip to Napa. [more inside]
The world of online wine is overwhelming to say the least. What are the best websites for ordering wine over the internet, and what makes them distinguishable or better than other sites? What reliable methods or services do you use to determine what specific new wines to try? [more inside]
Can you identify these wine (water? sherry? liqueur?) glasses? Pics 1, 2, 3, 4. They are from before 1960 and feature an etched design and, oddly, rose pink bases. Bonus question: what beverages are the different sizes/shapes meant to contain? [more inside]
As an enormous fan of American craft beer visiting New York, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where should I go to partake of the finest brews? Do any local breweries offer tours of their facilities or tastings? Are there any beer happenings going on in the period between the 10th and 20th of April this year? [more inside]
I've been invited to the Oscar's party of a wine connoisseur. Naturally, I know nothing about wine. What kind of wine do I bring him? I don't think he's a wine snob, just very knowledgeable about wine. More detail inside. [more inside]
Does anyone know where to purchase this particular sake in New York City? [more inside]
Teach me about alcoholic beverages. [more inside]
I've been tasked with securing in-kind beverage donations / beverage sponsorship for an event at a music & dance education non-profit, and I'm failing pretty badly. I lack useful contacts in the beer/wine/liquor industry, and I lack knowledge of what companies generally support small arts nonprofits in this fashion. As an added bonus, our organization is fairly new. Please give me advice on how to not suck at this... [more inside]
What can I do with a buttload of wine corks? [more inside]
My wife and I are heading for a weekend in the Temecula, CA, wine region. Looking for recommendations. [more inside]
Help me plan my romantic trip to Napa Valley. [more inside]
Sending a gift of wine to Atlanta from Toronto - Atlanta companies that deliver wine/other solutions? [more inside]
Having difficulty finding an online liquor store that will ship to Georgia. My Google-fu has failed me. [more inside]
Looking for an Austin-area restaurant or bar with an outdoor firepit. A decent winelist would be swell. [more inside]
Will be in NYC for Thanksgiving: Will things be open? Anything cool going on? [more inside]
What can I cook with a whole bottle of red wine? [more inside]
LondonFilter: Looking for a place almost exactly like Gordon's Wine Bar without the crowds. [more inside]
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]
When a wine is described as having flavor "notes" is there any science behind that? [more inside]
Found a bunch of some really pretty, nicely shaped clear colored with rainbow streaks, wine bottles. Any ideas what they can be used for?
Creative ideas for old opalescent bottles?
Beaujolais Nouveau 2007: drinkable still? Or should I use it to deglaze a pan?
Is there another site that sells wine that is shipped by wineries aside from wine.woot.com? [more inside]
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]
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?
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 $35 or so?
Have you ever participated in a winery's grape crush? Or do you know what that entails? What happens at the winery? How hard is the work? How long does it take? Tell me what you know about crush!
It's a common enough question, what should I do on my holidays in New Zealand? But we're not regular folks so finding good information has been difficult. We have 10 days in late October and we fly in and out of Auckland. We're Australian but well traveled and will most likely stay on the North Island unless some compelling information arises. We've hired a campervan and intend to travel about and camp where we can. Maybe a bed and breakfast or two. Though we are on a budget the main goal is to relax and enjoy the scenery rather than try and cram in too much. [more inside]
Good inexpensive family apartments for rent inland from Ancona, Italy in end-October? Need some assistance. [more inside]
Does Brita filtered water work for making wine? My experiment got no yeast fermentation in four batches of wine using Brita filtered water and great yeast fermentation in three batches of unfiltered tap made similarly as a control. [more inside]
I'm accustomed to wine stoppers that look like this, but last night at the LCBO I was sold one that looks like this. It doesn't fit in either of my (presumably standard) wine bottles. How do I work this thing?
Looking for wine recommendations to showcase good Australian wines. [more inside]
Australian holding a swiss passport and looking to do some seasonal work (less than 2 weeks) in france while travelling. [more inside]
More expensive alternatives to Riccadonna? I looove the sweetness of Riccadonna but want something a bit less cheap and tacky. So something around the 30-50$ 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. :)
How bad is it to take Xanax with a glass or two of wine? [more inside]
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]
Winefilter: What are the storage conditions for a bottle of 2005 Reserve de la Comtesse, from Château Pichon Comtesse de Lalande? [more inside]
Is the 1980 bottle of dry red Nederburg wine I have going to be drinkable? [more inside]
Best American online wine store? [more inside]
I would like to give custom wine glasses and wine with a custom label as a gift to my SO...advice?? [more inside]
Where to buy wines from Italy's Piemonte region in London? [more inside]
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]
I want to find consumables that are aged exactly 18 years, and send them to northern California within 2 weeks. [more inside]
What can I make that uses up a large quantity of crappy wine? [more inside]
Need help finding a good red wine. Tricky part - I need to purchase it online and have it shipped in Kentucky. [more inside]