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  1. Yesterday afternoon I, Jeremy James Moreau, had an epiphany: I should make mead! Specifically Joe’s Ancient Orange Mead. For those of you unsure as to what exactly mead is. Mead also called honey wine, is an alcoholic beverage that is produced by fermenting a solution of honey and water. It may also be produced by fermenting a solution of water and honey with grain mash, which is strained after fermentation. Depending on local traditions and specific recipes, it may be flavored with spices, fruit, or hops (which produce a bitter, beer-like flavor). The alcoholic content of mead may range
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  2. Champagne and sparkling wine are two different beverages even though they are both wine and contain fine bubbles. They both could be served only during special occasions. Ordinary people can have a hard time distinguishing the difference between those two beverages. Sparkling wines Sparkling wines are different kinds of wine produced by using a specific fermentation method which stimulates the forming of bubbles. Sparkling wines are also different from one another depending on the technique used for their preparation and the level of alcohol that they may contain. One can therefore
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  3. It could be quite difficult for someone to find a perfect wine and dish matching unless one is a sommelier, wine expert or has an extended experience in catering service. If you do not belong to any of these groups of people and yet you are planning to impress your guests, it would be wise to purchase a wine guidebook in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Meals, cuisine and wine: a good “ménage à trois” Wine is one of the beverages used to accompany a meal. It is a well-known food complement. It is even one of the emblems of the French gastronomy. It adds the exquis
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  4. Hi Everyone, Below is a link to the contest I found at Mad Wine, http://www.madwine.com/cf1/contest.html The winner will receive a trip for 2 from anywhere Alaska Airlines flies to Washington’s Woodinville Wine Country. Besides the airfare, it includes first class hotel accommodations, 6 VIP wine tastings at some of Washington’s very best wineries and transportation to the tastings. It’s going to be a great trip for the winners. All you have do to enter is submit your email address on the attached entry form. So enter and forward this to all your friends and tell them to forward it to al
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  5. 2011 Chilean Curico MalbecI've always been partial to this Chilean Malbec and prefer it over the Argentinian Malbecs we have made in the past. Always deep in color, plenty of fruit and approachable when young. If I could only make one type of spring wine this would be the hands down winner. I almost didn't get some this year but luck (and a good friend) prevailed.Preliminary Plan: 72 lbs Crush –100% Whole Berries Additives:Color Pro 2 - 4 mL Opti-Red or Booster Rouge 6 - 8 g Tannins 5 g [*]Yeast: Lalvin ICV-D21[*]Oak: 50 Cubes Hungarian Medium Toast Thoughts:Some of this will end up in ble
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