WINE - FAQ'S

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Post by DuncaninFrance » Fri May 18, 2007 4:37 pm

YOU ASK EM AND ILL TRY AND ANSWER EM

Here is one to start you off!

Q. Why do some vineyards grow roses at the end of the rows of vines?


A. Two reasons are accepted. The first is that roses are very quick to show mildew which is also a major problem for vines. If the roses are effected then the wine grower can take action to prevent his vines from suffering the same fate. The other accepted use is to attract insects that are the wine makers friends such as bees and ladybirds (who eat aphids and reduce the need for the use of chemicals in their control).
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Post by DuncaninFrance » Fri May 18, 2007 4:40 pm

To quote Keith Floyd

" If it's not good enough to drink then it's NOT good enough to cook with"

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Post by Woftam » Tue May 22, 2007 5:03 am

Dear Duncan,

what can you do if your married to someone who absolutely abhors wine while you absolutely adore it :cry: . Can this condition ever be cured :oops: ? Is there any hope for this person :?: Should divorce be considered :D ?

Please help, my wife would really like to know.

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Post by Woftam » Tue May 22, 2007 5:12 am

Dear Duncan,

on a serious note are there any wines that taste like beer ?
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Dear Sober of Down Under!

Post by DuncaninFrance » Tue May 22, 2007 5:24 am

The first thing that comes to mind is "More for you!" :lol: :lol:

I would want to know WHAT it is about wine that your good lady dislikes so much. Rather than put words in her head perhaps she could tell me then I will have a serious think about it for you.

One thing that does spring to mind is that it is much better to try blends of grape rather than single varieties.

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Post by Tom-May » Tue May 22, 2007 11:32 am

Woftam
"...on a serious note are there any wines that taste like beer ?..."
There are 'barley wines" :razz:

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Post by Woftam » Tue May 22, 2007 4:57 pm

Perhaps I wasn't as clear as I thought I was. It is I that cannot stand wine, hence my second question.

Personally it all tastes like .... like ... um .... Well it's just revolting.

Still less money on wine = more money on rifles.
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Post by Tom-May » Tue May 22, 2007 7:08 pm

Woftam,

Get the 'other half' into red wines (drunk at room temperature), that way, at least that way, you'll have more 'fridge space for the ice cold beer that legend would have us believe all Australian males drink.

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Post by Niner Delta » Tue May 22, 2007 7:52 pm

AAAhhhhhhhh............. Ice cold beer while sitting outside in 110 deg is the best tasting thing in the world. Trust me. ;) ;)

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Native North Carolina wines

Post by DaveGreen1954 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:14 am

We have a number of wineries that use the muscadine and scuppernog grapes to produce some really good wines. Unlike European wines, these are produces and blended to produce their best flavour at around 40ºF (typical refrigerator setting.)

My wife and I are big fans of the Duplin Winery in Rose Hill, North Carolina and we enjoy a number of their wines.

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