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Posted in thread: Welcome on 03-15-2012 at 12:31 PM
Ok, looks like I found my old ID. I'm really here on Dean as well. Any mod out there, please
feel free to delete the new DeanD account I created. I feel a little sheepish for doing that. I
admin a few...
Posted in thread: The Candy made me do it on 03-06-2012 at 08:27 PM
It's what we call a wash. Warning, do NOT distill the end result because you'll end up with a
purer form of alcohol, which the act of producing is most likely illegal in your state.Way up
Posted in thread: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAN on 03-04-2012 at 08:42 PM
Thanks guys! It was a fantastic one. The tasting menu and the accompanying wines were great!
Who knew that a very rich truffle soup can turn a viognier to taste like caramel! Quite
interesting to say ...
Posted in thread: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAN on 03-02-2012 at 06:09 PM
Thanks everyone! I'm looking forward to a special dinner tonight. I'm getting a West Coast
tasting menu at a place called West that comes complete with a flight of wines!
Posted in thread: Is buying a Winexpert kit 'treasonous' to FVW? on 02-29-2012 at 10:49 PM
I think the WE whites are very good. The Muller-Thurgau is one of there best I think! No
Posted in thread: Champlain Valley - Grapemans' vineyard - Planting to small winery on 02-29-2012 at 10:47 PM
yeesh! I just saw the weather report for Boston/New York/Connecticut. Damn, I feel for you
guys.This morning was sunny, but as I got on my motorcycle to commute into work, it was like I
was entering a...
Posted in thread: Champlain Valley - Grapemans' vineyard - Planting to small winery on 02-24-2012 at 11:13 AM
We've got an early spring here so far. Everything is 2 to 3 weeks earlier. Hopefully this makes
up for last year where it was the coldest spring on record, and everything was 3 to 4 weeks
Posted in thread: Grand Cru Malbec - Oak Infusion Bag and Oak Chips on 02-14-2012 at 02:24 PM
Yep, the International Collection includes Genuwine skins. Add all the oak for sure as well as
Posted in thread: Strawberry Wine on 02-12-2012 at 09:03 PM
my last batch of Strawberry wine, in 2006 I believe, was close to 36lbs of berries for a 6
gallon batch. I still have 6 bottles left from that batch, and they still do not show signs of
decline. It lo...
Posted in thread: Different yeast for a couple kits on 02-07-2012 at 11:48 AM
RC-212 is also VERY capable of developing a nasty H2S problem if under-nourished. You might
want to keep a little yeast nutrient around if you detect that the yeast is under a bit of
stress and starti...