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Old 04-04-2010, 03:41 PM   #1
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When a wine is at the bottling stage should it have limited smell? My wine smells quite a bit like vinegar but it tastes ok. The smell is not good. I have another batch of blush that smells much more mild.


How do I know if it's bad wine I am smelling or just the aroma wine has?


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Old 04-04-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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While the wine is fermenting it can put off odors that can distract you. Yeasty smells, etc. If the wine tastes OK then keep on keeping on.

Just make sure you follow good sanitation practices and follow the recipes.

all should be good.


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What is the wine and what have you done?
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All wines produce acetic acid ( what gives vinegar its sour taste) and some more so its reasonable to smell this. It does seem to come and go more or less with time.
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the wine is a pinot gris
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When a wine is at the bottling stage should it have limited smell? My wine smells quite a bit like vinegar but it tastes ok. The smell is not good. I have another batch of blush that smells much more mild.


How do I know if it's bad wine I am smelling or just the aroma wine has?
Did you degass thoroughly?
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ya, I think I degassed pretty well. I used a whip, there were still bubbles but I stopped because i read somehwere that if you use a whip the bubbles will never stop. I dont taste any carbonation eitehr when I drink it.

I probably whipped it for a total of 15- 20 mins. 3 or 4 5 minute sessions.
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Where is Tom? I can hardly resist this!
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what cant you resist??
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what cant you resist??
Tom and his Oh its hurts so goood!


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