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Resolved Question: I have a few questions about Wine before its time:?

How do you tell from a bottle that the wine is before its time? Are stores still allowed to sell wine before its time? And do wine collectors request wine before its time?

9 Apr 2013, 11:45 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: can you make good moonshine with a electric counter top still?

I was just watching moonshiners and wondering can you make good moonshine with a countertop still? I know you can make it I want to know if it can be the same quality as that made with a basic still.

8 May 2013, 8:34 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: How long does an opened bottle of red wine last?

On Monday my Husband opened a rather expensive bottle of red wine but only one glass was drank as no one else fancied red wine! I put the cork back in but obviously now its open oxygen has got to it, therefore, how long do we have to drink it still tasting relatively nice?!

8 May 2013, 10:41 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Piercing cork vs normal cork?

I was wondering what the differences are between them or if you can use a normal cork as a piercing cork

8 May 2013, 10:35 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Where can I send my used wine bottle corks for recycling?

I have several hundred corks from wine bottles that we have stored over the years hoping to recycle them. I cannot find anywhere that will take them online other than the USA and Canada! Does anyone know somewhere in the UK that will take used cork? It seems such a shame to bin them every if someone somewhere can make use of them.

8 Jun 2013, 7:37 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: What is the meaning of the following proverbs:?

What is the meaning of the following proverbs: 1. Gross negligence is equal to international wrong. 2. Health? Very nice! But where will we receive potatoes? 3. He that hatches matches; catches matches. 4. If the rock hits you, I threw it. 5. It is good fish if it were but caught. 6. It is too tardy to husband when every is spent. 7. Luck and glass break easily. 8. Men who talk like big wheels usually are merely spokesmen. 9. tiny talk is sufficient for little men. 10. Spend your money as you go with shoes worn down at heel and toe. 11. Sweet things are bad for teeth. 12. Take care, as they arrive. 13. Wealth like want ruins money. 14. Well may stumble that chooses a strong way. 15. We shall be judged not by what we might have done, but by what we have been. 16. Where there is a will, there is a relative. 17. Where there is strong riding, there is strong abiding. 18. Wine in the bottle quenches no thirst. 19. Water run by will does not turn a mill. I highly appreciate your help.

8 Jul 2013, 2:25 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: I have a bottle of merlot since 2008 its 2013 now can i still drink it.?

7 Jun 2013, 1:06 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: 4pics 1word puzzle help?

Been stuck on this 4 ages its 4 pics relate to a word its a 4 letter word made from these letters - K A R P EP Y I N M K W - the 1st pic is a heap of vegetables and fruit, 2nd pic is a pictic basket with champagne, beer, bread an fruit, 3rd pic is a heap of corks from wine bottles some r plain some coloured, last pic I dnt know what it is, looks ike a big light at nite time with lots of what look like flying stick insects hovering the light, any ideas pls?

7 Jul 2013, 3:26 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: How come you can't drink old Beer but you can drink old Wine and Whisky?

Can you also drink old Rum and Vodka?

7 Apr 2013, 12:15 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: gonna have a 6-pack of 8% Colt 45 beers tonight how to drink them REALLY fast?

so tonight im gonna have a 6-pack of 8% colt 45 beers, how can i drink them really quick? cause i don't seem to be good at drinking beer quick it seems, i usually drink beers that are icy so i guess the icy might slow me down? but icy also numbs the alcohol taste...anyway so can u give me ways to drink em quick? should i be using the method of putting a hole close the bottem of the side of the can and opening the can and drinking it that way...or what should i do. the reason im asking is cause it seems like even when im drinking strong beer (8%, yea i know some beers can be like 15% but whatever, there is even one that like 65% but thats hardly been i would imagine) i dont receive intoxicated too quick unless my stomache is pretty much empty, and like one beer can make my vision screwed up. my stats or whatever its called are: 6 feet tall 270 lbs male 21 years old.

5 Jun 2013, 9:34 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Saturday's riddles?

1. A home.. one enters it blind, one leaves it seeing? 2. If you have a wine bottle with a marble inside, and a cork in the top, how can you receive the marble out? Here's the catch: You can't tug the cork out or break the bottle! 3. If you are being held captive by crazy trolls, and they say, "You can say one sentence. But, if you tell the truth, we will shoot you; if you lie, you will be hung." What can you say that will keep you alive? 4. If Moses brought 2 of every animal on the ark, how many animals were there total? 5. Three people were on a boat in the middle of the ocean. The boat flipped over completely, but only two of them got their hair wet. Good Luck! Kudos Third but there is another potential answer to # 1 Have you had this issue tonight Y!A is in Spanish?... I made sure I was in the American page Well this sucks, my Spanish isn't too good and Google translate can only do so much. @ Red: I have very few ties to my family so it is highly unlikely that you will receive any riddles from anyone other then my mom. @ Third: Too bad you can't share in the bilingual fun... well at least it isn't any other language or I would be ripping my hair out.

4 May 2013, 7:52 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Red wine for wedding.?

Hello, I saw this at Bevmo store "Woodbridge Pinot Noir 1.5L '05 (1.5 LTR)" $10.99 and thinking about getting this for my wedding reception. I dont know how many glasses in 1.5L and is this good enough at the wedding? since the hotel gonna charge me $10/cork so I have budget on wine. I appreciate any suggestion and recommendation . Thank you.

4 Jun 2013, 3:08 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: What do you do if you can't get the cork back in the wine bottle?

Or aren't you supposed to?

4 Jul 2013, 5:11 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: What is Malolactic fermentation ?

30 Mar 2013, 8:27 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Does alcohol go off? Or can it be kept?

Can you keep it up for say, 2/3 months without it becoming undrinkable?

30 Jun 2013, 5:49 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: What could I do about...? Paris trip plan?

So, my pal and I are wanting to go to Paris, France after graduation and go around France and Italy for a few weeks (2 or 3) and I was wondering about some things. 1) If I wanted to, could I buy wine? I'll be 18, almost 19 by the time we go. 2) Could I bring back an emptied bottle of the wine as a souvenir? 3) Any tips? We plan on doing the BackPacking thing and using the Eurorail, hostels, the whole sha-bang. 4) We're also wanting to take Eurorail down to Italy. Same questions apply for Italy, because I'd adore to bring the bottles/corks back as souvenirs. Thanks! Thanks! Our parents are footing our bill, so... yeah. But We're going to try and do a low-cost trip still with a few random splurges (Shopping in Paris! A nice dinner toward the end to celebrate the end of our trip, stuff like that) My plan is to try and budget it down to $60/day USD. Maybe $65-70 on some days. We won't be staying in Paris the whole time. Maybe a few days and then go to another French city for a day or two by the ocean or sea. Then take eurorail to a day or two in Milan, Rome, and Naples. Then an open jaw flight from Naples to the US Paris will be like a 3 day thing maybe 4

30 Jun 2013, 11:48 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Cute things to add to my room?

Any cheap girly things from amazon Like little collection things and things to hang on my wall .

30 Jun 2013, 10:32 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: can i leave a wine kit in fermenter a few days longer?

http://www.the-home-brew-store.co.uk/acatalog/Wine%20Buddy%207-day%20wine%20kit%20Instructions.pdf I'm doing this wine kit it's been 7 days now ,fermenting has stopped I'm waiting for safety corks for demijohns to arrive this week some time,,I do have bottles don't want To use them my question is Can I leave the wine in the ferememter until then, Will the wine spoil if left in the fermenter and fermenting has stopped for a few extra days ,,,or is it a must a move on to the stabiliser now or fine to wait, have got bottles if need to proceed right ,, any help would be nice thanks to all

3 May 2013, 11:31 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Is there a way to preserve milk in a liquid state for extended periods of time?

Is there any type of preservative (readily available) that would allow milk to be preserved in a liquid state and then placed into an airtight container (such as a vial or corked bottle)? I know that milk can be "preserved" by breaking it down with vinegar and changing it into a type of difficult plastic, but that is destroying the natural state of the milk. I guess I should have been a little more specific here. I have NO intention of consuming the milk once it is preserved. Is it possible to preserve milk in a liquid state indefinitely, without worrying about keeping it safe for consumption?

3 Apr 2013, 2:06 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: cork is stuck in wine opener?

How do I receive it out? I keep twisting the cork and it won't untwist out of the metal. I need to receive it out. It's a wine bottle in my moms refrigerator. She is chilly with me drinking the wine, but I have to receive it out of the wine opener before she gets back Monday. I normally drink beer, So I'm not used to opening up bottles of wine.

29 Jun 2013, 8:02 pm | click here to view more

Voting Question: Bottom of wine bottle fell out?

Last night I was opening a bottle of wine- it was nothing special, I just bought it from the store. As I pulled the cork out, the bottom of the wine glass "exploded" out- about an inch up, the bottle had cracked around and fallen to the floor, wine everywhere. The clip was jagged. There didn't seem to be anything wrong with the bottle or any cracks or leaks before I opened it. I'm totally baffled, as were the friends I had over for dinner. What could have caused this? Why would that happen? Has this ever happened to anyone else?

29 Jul 2013, 6:22 pm | click here to view more

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28 Mar 2013, 9:55 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Are natural or synthetic wine bottle corks more environmentally friendly?

. Have you factored in the growing and harvesting of cork trees? I don't know much about that, but figure plastic is bad. So I ask.

27 May 2013, 8:48 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Can you get vodka bottles with cork?

You know.... I think like retro bottles? Or is cork "stoppers" only for wines and so on? I don't want to receive a vodka bottle with cork. I just want to know whether it is normal or if cork is only used for wine. Thank you world :-)

27 Mar 2013, 6:35 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: I need 4 pics 1 word help!?

The 4 pictures are an older man in a graduation gown, row of wine barrels, some sort of cork with wine bottles in the background and a picture of a young boy growing up ending in him in a graduation gown.It is a 6 letter word, the letters are FFXURMTAXACE. Any help appreciated! Thank you AX!! Thank you AX!!

27 Mar 2013, 10:09 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Can wine expire????????

I know that wine doesn't expire. The older it gets the better it is . But.. one day .. my dad say : i think wine already expire then he give reason such as wine that is in a form of fruit example grapes will expire .He also said that is the cap is open and not refrigerator will expire. My question is .....is there such things?

27 Apr 2013, 9:36 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Question about making homemade wine?

Ive decided to make some homemade wine. I put 2 cups of sugar in 96oz of 100% grape juice and added yeast. I know it is working because I hear it hissing and I odor the alcohol. But what do I need to do after 14 days. Will it be strong enough after 14 days to receive me drunk? What do I do with the stuff at the bottom? and how do I age it?

26 Jun 2013, 2:59 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: How do I know Black Label / Chivas Regal Whisky is genuine?

The bottle some times arrive with a plastic top so that the whisky can be poured slowly. Some bottles do have this? When I checked about this in the duty free shops they said it depends where it is manufactured. I don't think this is true. So how do I know a original bottle of whisky and a duplicate one when I buy it?

25 May 2013, 9:25 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: can't take anymore of my bosses dr Jekyll and my Hyde's nature what can i do?

i don't understand my general manager or her split personalities. she belittles me in front of my colleagues, she says the things out really noisy and sarcastically with a smirk on her face. i.e 'that was really insatiable sarah'. I called some customer 'sweetie' what everyone else does in my place. anyway I miss heard what she said and said 'did you say unsociable' her response was.... 'no I said insatiable, they're two completely different word sarah' she is pregnant and I asked her what she is hoping for this time (she already has a child and its not the pregnancy that has caused her to be this way as she's been like this with me from the off, a year ago) her response.....'well hopefully a baby sarah' quite sarcastic, anyone else would've said 'a boy/girl/don't care as long as its healthy' I ask her things and she'll answer me but whilst she's walking off but everyone else she will stand there talk to them, then walk off. I find this extremely rude. the other day she goes 'no, no , no ,no, take that out of there, that's an £18 bottle of wine, i'm not having you use that stupid cork screw, use the other one' I asked her whether the waitresses open those wines at the table as it was a dispense drink for the restaurant, not for the bar, she said yes. an hour before I was due to finish every I heard was her go ' another f**king mistake, excuse my language' I then gave a confused look and it was a mistake of food but I know the customer said x not y and why did she automatically think it was me. anyway her response 'don't look like that, its becoming a regular occurrence, keep it up and you'll pay for it' with real attitude too. i'm not always making mistakes but I make mistakes as does everyone else, i'm human after every. I've been told by the majority of my colleagues she behaves this way, shes like it with everyone but I don't look this or believe it and I feel like shes worse with me. on the flip side shes so nice. a while ago my colleague heard her tell her assistant manager that she likes me. I had some mediation between me and one of my team leaders and my general manager was 100% on my side. I wrote the grevience against him and not once did she have a go/be negative towards me, she totally saw things from my point of view. I had my review a couple of months back and that was every but positive, no negatives, she even said that if I carry on going the way i'm going, in 6-12 months she'd train me up to team leader/supervisor. if someone leaves the company and I ask to take their hours she always says yes and she was even impressed with the breakfast shift I did the other week, which I've not done for a while. what can I do, just coz she's my boss doesn't give her the right to behave this way towards her staff and I adore the job itself, I receive on with my colleagues and customers. I don't look why I should find another job as she would've won then. please help I meant to add: she tells other staff members things and tells them to tell me, she never tells me to my face. also she had a go at me for wrapping cutlery the other day. she was like 'what are you doing wrapping cutlery, its restaurant service tonight' I told her it was for the here and now, which was about 3pm 'well the kitchen is closed for bar food' I wasn't told that, am I supposed to be a mind reader?( we don't normally close that early its just with it being fathers day that day) it was a man that I called sweetie, afterall he called me adore in the first place. like I also said evry staff member uses some form of endearment towards their customers. she even uses endearment towards us. unfortunately finding another job isn't an option. i'm wondering whether talking to her boss would be the answer? I meant to add: she tells other staff members things and tells them to tell me, she never tells me to my face. also she had a go at me for wrapping cutlery the other day. she was like 'what are you doing wrapping cutlery, its restaurant service tonight' I told her it was for the here and now, which was about 3pm 'well the kitchen is closed for bar food' I wasn't told that, am I supposed to be a mind reader?( we don't normally close that early its just with it being fathers day that day) it was a man that I called sweetie, afterall he called me adore in the first place. like I also said evry staff member uses some form of endearment towards their customers. she even uses endearment towards us. unfortunately finding another job isn't an option. i'm wondering whether talking to her boss would be the answer?

25 Jun 2013, 7:29 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: How can I store a bottle of wine for ten years?

There is a thing going on in my how where every the alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, liquor, and such Is going to be disposed of and I want to know if it will last it i hid a bottle in my room. Temperature changes, it is hot in the summer, icy in the winter. Will these conditions be o.k. Of the wine. If this will not work give me suggestions on how and where to store is it. Additional info: I want this wine because it is homemade. Not going into further detail I'm 13. Don't judge on how I should not drink it. I'm not stupid that is why the title says ten years I realize the trouble I can receive in for hold onto it. Plus more, but difficult to think of

24 Jun 2013, 3:31 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: The force required to pull the cork out of the top of a wine bottle is in the range of 200 to 400 N?

What range of forces is required to open a wine bottle with this device? 90 degree angle, radius of opening of bottle is 9 mm. From middle of bottle opening to bottle opener is 70 mm.

24 Apr 2013, 9:52 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: homemade cat toys any suggestions?

ok so i want to no what can you make from things you have around the home she has toys iv bought her just thought id be more creative any ideas

22 Mar 2013, 5:25 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Does sparkling wine expire?

We have two bottles of sparkling wine, but we received them two years ago. Are they still good? I could not find an expiration date on the bottles (and if it is on the cap, it is covered with some foil that I do not want to break because we were thinking of giving them away). The bottles have been in the refrigerator since we got them. What do you think? I don't even know if sparkling wine expires. Please help! And thank you so much for your help in advance!

22 Apr 2013, 7:58 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Will Red Moscato wine go bad left out?

I bought some Red Moscato a couple weeks ago and have been leaving it out on the counter. I just read the label and in bold it says "Refrigerate after opening". Is it bad? Do I need to toss it? I already opened it a couple weeks ago.

22 Apr 2013, 6:47 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: how to store wine that's been chilled?

I was at a convention and was given an unopened bottle of white wine. the bottle was already chilled in icewater. when i got home i immediately stuck it in the fridge and kept it there for several weeks. recently i discovered the bottle was taken out, presumably to make room, and was kept at a coolish-room temperature for maybe a week. has the wine now changed for the worse? should it be rechillled, even if i don't plan on drinking it? did i have to stick the bottle in the fridge when i got it home? if the bottle can be kept out, what happens if the environment gets a bit warm? generally how should i store it from now on? thanks in advance!

22 Apr 2013, 11:24 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: If I re-cork a bottling of sparkling wine will it still be carbonated next time I open it?

I recently made a few bottles of carbonated wine. I opened one to look if it was carbonated, which it turned out to be. I decided I didn't want to drink it just yet and through great force re-corked it. Can I still receive it to pop if I open it again this weekend?

21 May 2013, 7:08 pm | click here to view more

Voting Question: How can you calculate the force needed to open a bottle of wine?

The radius of the cork is larger than the radius in the bottle. Because of that the cork is always pushing the bottle. I know there is a little friction between glass and cork, but the main force to overcome should be the force, that is comming from the cork pushing the bottle. Cork has a Possions ratio of 0,05 and a Young Modulus at 0,013 GPa. Which one is relevant for finding it and how do you calculate the force needed? The bottle kneck has a measure of 18 mm in diameter and the cork has a diameter of 24 mm, and is thus compressed to 18, when inside the bottle. It's 40 mm in height. I know there a many variables involved. What are they? Is Young Modulus one of them, since the cork is compressed?

21 May 2013, 3:50 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: age of whiskey in bottles?

i have heard that whiskey gets better with age. i want to know specifically, whether this is true and if so, exactly how does it receive better. Further, does this apply to whiskey stored in casks or even bottled whiskey. I also want to know whether i can consume bottled whiskey which was bought 20 years back? thanks

2 May 2013, 11:02 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: What is the act of circumcising wine bottles actually called?

You know, before you can receive the cork out, you need to clip off that tinfoil/ plastic cap thingy at the top. I usually do that with the tip of the corkscrew. Is there a proper terminology for that action? I've been referring to it as "circumcising the wine bottle" for ages now, but the joke is getting old...

19 Mar 2013, 7:22 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: can you can garlic infused olive oil?

is it safe to store a garlic/thyme/rosemary infused olive oil in a canning jar? i've heard that it is dangerous? why is this so?

19 Mar 2013, 10:23 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Creative wedding gift ideas?

Would like some wedding gift ideas to involve both bride and groom. Was thinking spa or wine tasting. Any others?

19 Jul 2013, 4:35 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: What is the value of an empty Louis Roederer Rhemes magnum champagne bottle w/cork from early 1900's?

17 Apr 2013, 12:46 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Corking a bottle of red wine after being stored on a rack horizontally....?

It's been stored for a few years on the wine rack, so are there any steps (or tips) I need to be aware of before, during, or after I open it to ensure the quality hasn't compromised? Thank you -

16 May 2013, 12:27 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: need help in including things for my wedding from our heritages?

i am focusing on italian, german and irish. for italy i am taking wine corks, germany i am going to do beer bottle tops in vases with ribbon pommander balls but what can i use for irish part? any advice or suggertions would be great. [email protected], or [email protected]

16 Apr 2013, 11:59 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Can anyone tell me how much is this wine worth?

I found a big bottle(bigger than regular wine) of 1989 Franciscan Oakville Estate Cab at my parents home. Is it still drinkable cuz it's so old? How much is this worth now? (Not looking to sell it just curios if it still worth anything at every)

15 Jun 2013, 11:36 am | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Good but cheap groomsmen gifts?

I have 5 groomsmen and would adore to not kill my wallet getting their gifts. Any ideas?

14 May 2013, 3:58 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: What is the proper etiquette in serving red wine at restaurant?

14 May 2013, 1:49 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Why poisson's ratio of cork is zero?

14 Apr 2013, 3:43 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: Is an unopened bottle of Santa Ema chardonnay from 2007 still good to drink?

I'm not too big on wines, but this bottle has been sitting on my bar table in my room for almost 3 years as a gift from a pal. I'm gonna pop the cork and try it out, but have no idea what to expect. Any input Y!A?

13 Jun 2013, 9:17 pm | click here to view more

Resolved Question: how do you get cork out of wine bottle without cork screw?

12 Apr 2013, 4:26 pm | click here to view more

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