Date: Aug-Sep 2002

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Do fluted bottles serve any useful purpose other just for looks?

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Dear Wine Wizard, I am by training and inclination an environmentalist, as well as an avid wine, cider, and beer maker. Whenever I buy commercial beverages — which is not often given

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What would happen if you added a vanilla bean to red wine in hopes of getting some vanilla flavors traditionally given off by oak barrels?

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Dear Wine Wizard, I often hear about the vanilla flavors in red wines. I know that those flavors are derived over time from aging in oak barrels. I wanted to know what

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Gewurztraminer: Varietal Focus

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Like the proverbial little girl with the curl, when it’s good, Gewürztraminer is very good; but when it’s bad, it’s awful. This noble white variety with the pinkish grapes can produce spectacular


Vanilla and Fluted Bottles: Wine Wizard

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Dear Wine Wizard, I often hear about the vanilla flavors in red wines. I know that those flavors are derived over time from aging in oak barrels. I wanted to know what

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How Sweet It Is: Chaptalization

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Some time ago, I had the pleasure of receiving four sommeliers into my home winery to sample my 1999 Cabernet Franc. Three of the four gentlemen were from France, one of them


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